December 28, 2012India lose to Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy final
India ended the year on a sordid note as they failed to defend their title, losing 4-5 to arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-soring final of the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Doha.
December 27, 2012Hockey: India lose to Malaysia, play Pakistan in final
Already through to the final, defending champions India suffered a shock 3-5 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in their last and inconsequential league match of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Doha.
December 25, 2012India beat Pakistan, enter Asian Champions hockey final
India entered the final of the Asian Champions Trophy after registering a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in Doha, on Monday.
December 21, 2012No state honour for Claudius; funeral on Sunday
The mortal remains of legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius will be kept at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata for public veneration on Sunday afternoon followed by his funeral at the Lower Circular road cemetery but there would not be state honour for the three-time Olympic gold medallist.
December 20, 2012India rout China in Asian Champions hockey opener
V Raghunath scored a goal in each as India began its Asia Champions Trophy hockey campaign with a dominating 4-0 victory over China, in Doha, on Thursday.
Leslie Claudius: The glory days
From our archives: Payal Singh Mohanka on the Indian hockey legend who passed into the ages on Thursday.
'Leslie Claudius was clearly a man of method'
From our archives: Rohit Brijnath on a country boy named Leslie Claudius, who bent his back every evening till he eventually ruled the world.
Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius passes away
Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.
HIL: Delhi to face Punjab in opener on Jan 14
After initial delay, the inaugural Hockey India League will take off on January 14 with Delhi Waveriders taking on Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the opening clash of the event that will go on till February 10.
December 09, 2012CT: Govers golden goal powers Australia over Netherlands
A golden goal by Kieran Govers gave Australia their fifth successive Champions Trophy title as the hosts prevailed 2-1 over the Netherlands in the final in Melbourne.
Pakistan beat India, win Champions Trophy hockey bronze
India will once again return empty-handed from the Champions Trophy after losing 2-3 in the bronze medal play-off against arch-rivals Pakistan, who walked away with their first medal in the event in eight years.
December 08, 2012Fuerste named Hockey Player of the Year
Indian hockey captain Sardara Singh missed out on the FIH player of the year award which was won by Germany's Moritz Fuerste.
Our defenders did well against quality opponents: Nobbs
Indian hockey coach Michael Nobbs praised his defenders for playing a fine game despite the 0-3 loss to defending champions Australia in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy in Melbourne on Saturday.
CT: India lose to dominant Aus; face Pak for bronze medal
An injury-hit India proved no match to defending champions Australia as they lost 0-3 in a lop-sided semi-final of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Melbourne on Saturday.
December 06, 2012Champions Trophy: India edge out Belgium, meet Aus in semis
India grimly hung on to an early lead to prevail 1-0 over Belgium to advance to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy at the State Hockey Centre in Melbourne on Thursday.
December 05, 2012Champions Trophy: India look to settle scores with Belgium
India will have revenge on mind but injuries remain a worry for the team as it takes on Belgium in the quarterfinal clash of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Melbourne on Thursday.
December 04, 2012CT: India top group despite losing to Germany
India squandered the lead twice to lose 2-3 to Olympic champions Germany in the last preliminary league match of the Champions Trophy, but still managed to top Pool A on the basis of goal difference.
December 03, 2012Champions hockey: Injury-hit India hope to extend winning run
High on confidence, but ravaged by injuries, the Indian hockey team faces a stiff challenge from reigning Olympic champions Germany in their third preliminary league match in the FIH Champions Trophy, in Melbourne, on Tuesday.
December 02, 2012India move to top of group with 4-2 win over Kiwis
India recovered from conceding an early self-goal to prevail 4-2 over New Zealand and move to the top of Pool A in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Melbourne on Sunday.
Champions Trophy: England stun Germany
England pulled off a stunning upset by hammering Olympic champions Germany 4-1 in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Melbourne on Sunday, in an encounter that featured two self-goals.
Barry Anderson named tournament director of HIL
Seasoned Barry Anderson was on Sunday appointed as the Tournament Director of the inaugural six-team franchise-based Hockey Indian League to be held across different cities of the country from January 17 next year.
November 30, 2012India hoping to regain lost pride at Champions hockey
Returning to Champions Trophy hockey tournament after six years, India are confronted with a test of character as they take on England the lung-opener in Melbourne on Saturday, aiming to wipe off bitter memories of their London Olympics debacle.
November 26, 2012Hockey India league postponed, to commence on Jan 17
The inaugural Hockey India League has run into rough weather even before its start and the franchise-based event's start has been deferred by two weeks to January 17 next year.
November 24, 2012Lanco hockey: India beat Pakistan 5-2
India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 5-2 in an inconsequential round robin match to register their first win in the Lanco International Super Series hockey tournament in Perth on Saturday.
November 23, 2012Lanco hockey: India go down fighting to Australia
India failed to qualify for the final of the Lanco International Super Series hockey tournament after losing 3-4 to Australia in a hard-fought encounter in Perth on Friday.
November 22, 2012India lose to England in Lanco hockey opener
India were off to a disappointing start at the Lanco International Super Series hockey tournament. They squandered a one-goal lead and lost 1-2 to England in Perth on Thursday. Gurvinder Singh Chandi gave India the lead before England bounced back through goals from Daniel Fox and David Condon.
November 18, 2012Johor Cup: India lose 2-3 to Germany
Indian junior team failed to impress when it mattered the most as they lost 2-3 to Germany in the summit clash in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Johor Bahru.
November 16, 2012Second edition of World Series Hockey rescheduled
The second edition of World Series Hockey (WSH), earlier proposed to start next month, has been rescheduled, the organisers said on Friday.
Hockey India cuts senior women's probables' list to 33
Hockey India pruned down the list of core group probables of the senior women's team to 33 players after a two-day selection trials at the Aish Bagh stadium in Bhopal.
November 15, 2012India seal place in final of Sultan of Johor hockey
India booked a berth in the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament with an impressive 3-1 victory over New Zealand, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Thursday.
Top Dutch stars for Hockey India players' auction
Dutch legend and world's highest capped player, Teun de Nooijer will be among eight stars from the Netherlands to feature in next month's players' auction for the inaugural season of the Hockey India League.
November 14, 2012Johor hockey: Pakistan hold India goalless
After posting two impressive wins, India were held to a goalless draw by arch-rivals Pakistan in their third round-robin league match at the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Johor Bahru on Wednesday.
November 12, 2012Mandeep scores twice as India beat Germany
Forward Mandeep Singh found the net twice as India beat Germany 3-1 for their second consecutive win in the Sultan of Johar Cup, in Malaysia, on Monday.
November 11, 2012Johar Cup hockey: India beat Australia 2-0
India registered a superb 2-0 victory over Australia in their opening game of the second Sultan of Johar Cup in Malaysia today.
November 10, 2012FIH does not recognise IHF as India's representative body
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has rejected reports that it has given affiliation to the rebel IHF, insisting that Hockey India remains the sole recognised body to run the sport in the country.
November 07, 2012Army XI hold Air India, stay afloat in Beighton Cup
Army XI made a stunning comeback in the second-half, pumping in four goals, to hold Air India 4-4 and keep their semi-final hopes alive in the 117th Beighton Cup hockey tournament in Kolkata on Wednesday.
November 06, 2012Beighton Cup: Indian Oil beat Hockey Bhopal
Defending champions Indian Oil brightened their semi-final hopes with a 5-3 win over Hockey Bhopal in the quarter-final league of the 117th All-India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament at the SAI artificial turf in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Ailing former hockey ace Claudius recovering
Triple Olympic gold medalist Leslie Claudius, who is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, is responding to the treatment and the doctors are hopeful, Bengal Hockey Association secretary Gurbux Singh said.
New IHF president vows to regain lost glory
Observing that hockey need not lag so much behind cricket in terms of popularity in the country, new president of the Indian Hockey Federation V Dinesh Reddy said he will make every effort to regain lost glory in the sport.
November 05, 2012Chetri, Sandeep, Shivendra among senior hockey stars axed
With an eye on the future, Hockey India's selectors made as many as seven changes from the squad that finished a disappointing 12th and last at the London Olympics.
November 04, 2012Beighton Cup Hockey: Indian Oil thrash RCF Kapurthala 8-1
Former India forward Deepak Thakur showed some glimpses of his old touch, firing in five goals in defending champions Indian Oil's 8-1 thrashing of RCF Kapurthala in the Sahara 117th All-India Beighton Cup hockey tournament in Kolkata on Sunday.
November 01, 2012HIL: Spain's Alegre brothers to figure in auction
The experienced Alegre brothers -- Ramon and David -- are among the leading Spanish hockey players who have signed up to be a part of the Hockey India League Players' Auction to be held next month.
October 31, 2012Manpreet to lead India Jrs in Sultan of Johar Cup
Manpreet Singh will lead an 18-member Indian junior men's hockey team in the second Sultan of Johar Cup, in Malaysia, from November 11 to 18. Kothajit Singh is vice-captain of the side. India's opening match is against Australia on November 11.
October 29, 2012Hockey India prunes probables' list to 33
Hockey India's selection committee has pruned down the list of the core group men's probables to 33 players after the three-day selection trials, which concluded at the SAI Centre in Patiala, on Sunday.
October 27, 2012Hockey Olympian Claudius hospitalised
Triple Olympic hockey gold winner Leslie Claudius was shifted to a private hospital from another facility with abnormal fluid retention problem.
October 26, 2012R K Shetty quits from post of IHF president
In a massive blow to the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), R K Shetty has resigned as its President citing 'personal reasons'.
October 25, 2012Pak Hockey Federation's selection committee dissolved
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), in its first major overhaul after the 2012 London Olympics disaster, has dissolved the selection committee and named former chief selector Hanif Khan as the national coach, replacing Khwaja Junaid.
October 23, 2012Mumbai Hockey Association told to vacate premises
The Government of Maharashtra has cancelled the 15-year lease of the Mumbai Hockey Association and asked it to vacate the premises currently occupied by them.
October 21, 2012Women's hockey: Railways, Haryana make semis
Defending champions Indian Railways scored five goals in each half to spank Uttar Pradesh 10-1 and become the first team to enter the semi-finals of the second Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship at the Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium in Bhopal on Sunday.
October 16, 2012Hockey India League signs up 10 Australian players
Hockey India on Tuesday signed up as many as 10 current Australian players for its inaugural franchise-based league (HIL) to be held across different cities of the country from January next year.
October 13, 2012Women's Nat'l hockey c'ship to commence on Sunday
Defending champion Indian Railways has been drawn in Group A along with Maharashtra and Kerala in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship to be held in Bhopal from October 14 to 23.
October 09, 2012Hockey India names WSH players in core probables
Hockey India named 48 core probables for the Indian men's hockey team, which is scheduled to take part in the Lanco International Super Series and 34th men's FIH Champions Trophy in Australia later this year.
October 03, 2012Punjab emerge champions in senior hockey national
An own goal in the second minute of extra-time helped Punjab register a 2-1 victory over Air India and claim the second Hockey India Senior Men's National championship title in Bangalore.
October 01, 2012Air India, Punjab in Sr National hockey final
Punjab and Air India entered the final of the second Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship after contrasting semi-final victories, in Bangalore, on Monday. While Air India came from behind to beat last year's runners-up Karnataka 3-2, Punjab outplayed defending champions Haryana 4-1.
September 26, 2012Maharashtra hold Haryana, stay in hunt for quarters
Maharashtra held defending champions Haryana to a 2-2 draw in Pool A to remain in contention for a place in the quarter-finals of the second senior men's National Hockey Championships.
September 25, 2012HC seeks Centre, IOA replies on IHF plea
Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) moved the Delhi High Court on Tuesday challenging the decision of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to declare its rival Hockey India (HI) as the central body for regulating hockey in the country.
Hockey nationals: Air India, MP book quarters berth
Air India and Madhya Pradesh stormed into the quarterf-inals of the 2nd Senior Men's National hockey championship after thrashing Nagaland 16-0 and Rajasthan 11-0, respectively, in Bangalore on Tuesday.
September 24, 2012Hockey nationals: Haryana thrash Bengal
Defending champions Haryana trounced Bengal 8-0 to register their second consecutive victory in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship in Bangalore on Monday.
September 23, 2012Hockey Nationals: Holders Haryana beat Bhopal 2-1
Defending champions Haryana rallied from a goal deficit to beat Bhopal 2-1 in their opening Group A league game in the 2nd Hockey India National Championship for Senior Men in Bangalore on Sunday.
September 22, 2012HIL: MHA in dilemma over Govt request for stadium
Mumbai Hockey Association (MHA), an affiliate of the Indian Hockey Federation, is in a dilemma after a state Government official sought the use of its stadium for conducting IHF's rival body Hockey India's upcoming League.
September 21, 2012HI not entitled to conduct official tournaments, says IHF
The Indian Hockey Federation has questioned the legality of the Indian Olympic Association's move to form a three-member committee to decide whether the IHF or Hockey India is the legal body to run the game, terming the action contempt of the high court order.
September 17, 2012Hockey India name Koshy as full-time president
Hockey Kerala's Mariamma Koshy was on Monday appointed as the full-time president of Hockey India.
September 12, 201214 Pakistan players for Hockey India League auction
The country's best players, including all the 16 members of the London Olympics team, will be part of next month's players' auction for the inaugural Hockey India League, in January-February 2013.
September 09, 2012Sohail among 14 Pak stars for Hockey India League
Fourteen Pakistan hockey players, including star penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas, have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from January 5 to February 3 next year.
September 06, 2012World Series Hockey season 2 to commence on Dec 15
The second season of World Series Hockey, a tournament not recognised by the sport's world governing body FIH, is scheduled to be played from December 15, 2012 to January 20, 2013, it was announced on Thursday.
August 30, 2012IHF blames IOA for Olympics hockey debacle
The beleaguered Indian Hockey Federation came down heavily on the Indian Olympic Association for the hockey team's poor show at the London Olympics and denounced the three-member committee set-up by it to look into the running of the Indian hockey.
August 24, 2012Shivendra holds Nobbs responsible for Olympic debacle
Indian hockey team's centre forward Shivendra Singh has dropped a bombshell on Friday stating that coach Michael Nobbs's wrong strategy of over-attacking which was responsible for team's last-place finish at the London Olympics.
August 12, 2012Germany win second successive men's hockey gold
Germany won their second successive men's hockey gold on Saturday by beating the Netherlands 2-1, courtesy midfielder Jan Philipp Rabente's first goals of the tournament. Germany's victory in a fast, attacking, hard-fought match spoiled a Dutch bid for a double after their women triumphed on Friday.
August 11, 2012Indian hockey team finishes last at Olympics
Eight-time champions India finished at the bottom of the 12-team Olympic hockey competition, completing an unprecedented wash-out after being beaten 2-3 by South Africa in a classification match at the London Games on Saturday.
Dutch win second straight Olympic women's hockey gold
The Netherlands retained their women's Olympic field hockey title with a 2-0 win over World champions Argentina at Riverbank Arena on Friday. The Dutch scored off two second-half penalty-corners to join Australia as the only three-time Olympic champions.
August 10, 2012Britain beat NZ for women's hockey bronze
Britain's women beat New Zealand 3-1 to take Olympic hockey bronze on Friday, winning a match played mostly in midfield in which all the goals came from set-piece penalty-corners.
August 09, 2012Germany, Netherlands to play for men's hockey gold
Titleholders Germany beat world champions Australia 4-2 on Thursday to reach the men's Olympic hockey final with both teams giving their all in a high quality semi-final.
Olympian Kindo calls for hockey coach Nobbs's head
Upset over India's disastrous show at the London Games, Olympian Michael Kindo has demanded immediate removal of coach Michael Nobbs for slamming the players midway through the Olympics.
August 08, 2012Britain in hockey semis for first time since 1988
Britain qualified for the Olympic field hockey semi-finals for the first time since it won the 1988 Seoul Games by surviving a dramatic finish to 1-1 draw with Spain on Tuesday. Britain will face the Netherlands in the semi-finals.
August 07, 2012India sink to new low in Olympic hockey
India's Olympics hockey campaign ended on an ignominious all-loss note -- their worst at the mega event -- after being drubbed 3-0 by lowly Belgium in their last pool match on Tuesday.
Aus, Netherlands storm into men's hockey semis
World champions Australia outplayed Pakistan 7-0 to ease into the semi-finals of the Olympic Games men's hockey competition, while The Netherlands also stormed into the last four stage with an all-win record after spiking South Korea 4-2.
Argentina stun Australia to reach women hockey semis
Three-time Olympic champion Australia had to beat world champions Argentina on Monday to reach the Olympic women's field hockey semi-finals. It never got close. Argentina relentlessly pressed forward and barely gave Australia a chance in a 0-0 draw at the Riverbank Arena.
August 06, 2012Ex-India hockey coach Carvalho calls for Batra's head
Former national coach Joaquim Carvalho has called for Hockey India secretary-general Narinder Batra's head for misleading the nation and vindictively keeping players who took part in the rebel World Series Hockey out of the country's London Olympics team.
'Reality is this Indian hockey team has let country down'
Memories of the bottom-place finish at the 1986 World Cup here returned to haunt the Indian hockey team, who will now have to lift their game to avert the wooden spoon at the London Olympics.
NZ women reach Olympic hockey semis for first time
New Zealand's women have reached the Olympic field hockey semifinals for the first time by knocking out Germany in a 0-0 draw at Riverbank Arena on Monday.
August 03, 2012Germany hand India another big defeat
India slumped to a humiliating 2-5 defeat against formidable Germany in Group B and went out of the reckoning for a berth in the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the London Games on Friday.
August 02, 2012Nobbs slams players after poor show vs Dutch, NZ
India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs is nonplussed as to why the senior players are not adhering to the game plan as he struggles to prepare the side for Friday's tough match against reigning Olympic champions Germany. After suffering two successive defeats, Nobbs had a one-on-one session separately with his players and asked why the game plan was consigned to the dustbin by some players.
August 01, 2012Kiwis make best of defensive lapses to rout India
New Zealand made the best of defensive lapses to beat India 3-1 in the men's Olympics hockey tournament at the Riverbank Arena on Wednesday.
July 30, 2012Plucky India lose to Netherlands in hockey opener
Returning to the big stage after a gap of eight years, erstwhile champions India put up a brave fight before going down 2-3 to the Netherlands in their opening Group B match of the men's hockey competition at the Olympics on Monday.
July 28, 2012India's schedule at the Games - July 28
Indian athletes will be in action in various disciplines at the 2012 Olympics on Saturday. Check out their time schedule.
July 26, 2012'Pity we couldn't win hockey medal in '84 Olympics'
Moscow Olympics gold medallist MM Sommaya goes down memory lane with Bikash Mohapatra.
July 25, 2012Rajeev Shukla, Arun Jaitley, Rajat Sharma join HIL
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and renowned media personality Rajat Sharma have been named as board members of the high-profile Hockey India League (HIL), which will be held across the country early next year.
July 23, 2012Video referral for Olympics hockey
Field hockey moves into untested waters at the London Olympics as teams will be allowed to call for one video referral per game through on-field umpires, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said.
July 22, 2012Hockey stars Sardara, Ignace recovering in time
Seasoned defender Ignace Tirkey's sprained ankle and star midfielder Sardara Singh's injured shin has left the Indian hockey team management worried ahead of the Olympic Games starting July 27.
July 20, 2012India to play in 2012 Champions Trophy hockey
India has been named as one of five confirmed teams for the men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Melbourne later this year, thereby ending the nation's six-year wait for a comeback to the prestigious event.
July 19, 2012India lose to Spain in last Olympics hockey warm-up
The Indian men's hockey team's preparation for the London Olympics ended on a disappointing note as they lost 1-2 to hosts Spain in the final league match of the tri-nation invitational tournament in Santander on Wednesday.
July 13, 2012India lose 3-4 to S Africa in hockey friendly
The Indian hockey team went down fighting 3-4 to South Africa in its last friendly match ahead of the Tri-Nation tournament at La Albericia, Spain, on Wednesday. India's goal-scorers were Danish Mujtaba, Sandeep Singh and SK Uthappa while Clinton Panther, Thoton McDade, Llyod Norris-Jones and Justin Reid Ross were on target for South Africa.
July 07, 2012Junior Asia Cup: India eves lose to China 5-2 in final
India women had to settle the for silver at the 6th Junior Women's Asia Cup hockey championship after losing to China 5-2 in the final.
July 06, 2012India, Spain share six goals in vibrant first hockey Test
An sprightly India put up a decent performance to hold hosts Spain to an exciting 3-3 draw in the first hockey Test at the new facility in La Albericia, the capital city of the Cantabria province in Santander.
Hockey India condoles death of Abdul Hamid
Hockey India today condoled the death of former India player Abdul Hamid in his home-town of Jhansi.
July 03, 2012India in semis of Jr Women's Asia Cup hockey
India rallied from a goal down to beat Malaysia 2-1 in their final league match and make it to the semi-finals in the sixth Junior Women's Asia Cup Hockey Championship in Bangkok on Tuesday. India finished second in Group A, behind China.
July 02, 2012Jr Women's Asia Cup hockey: India lose to China
India lost 2-5 to China in a Group A league match of the sixth Junior Women's Asia Cup hockey tournament in Bangkok on Monday.
June 29, 2012India maul Sri Lanka in Junior Women's Asia Cup
Skipper Ritu Rani led form the front with a hat-trick as India spanked Singapore 9-0 for their second successive Group A win in the sixth Women's Junior Asia Cup Hockey Championship in Bangkok.
June 28, 2012'India has the fittest hockey players in the world'
David John had a rather unenviable task when he took over as physio of the Indian hockey team, a sweet-toothed squad with a number of lightweight vegetarians.
June 24, 2012HI honours 'Golden Greats' of Indian hockey
In a first, Hockey India (HI), on Sunday, felicitated 34 yesteryear stars of the game with a one-time benefit of Rs 2 lakh each for winning gold medals in the previous Olympic Games.
June 19, 2012Olympics: India confident of making hockey semis
The eight-time Olympic winners have been clubbed along with reigning champions Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Belgium and Netherlands in Pool B at 2012 Olympic Games in London.
June 15, 2012Hockey India to give one-time benefit to yesteryear stars
Taking a cue from the BCCI, Hockey India is set to organise a grand felicitation function for its yesteryear stars who will be paid a one-time benefit from the HI coffers for their contribution to the game.
June 12, 2012Win Gold in London Olympics, get Rs 2 crore: Sukhbir
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday felicitated five players from the state, who have been included in Indian hockey team for London Olympic Games starting from July 27.
June 11, 2012Walmiki, Rupinderpal axed from Olympic hockey squad
Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri will lead the Indian hockey team at next month's London Olympics, from July 27 to August 12. Sardar Singh will be his deputy in the 16-member squad.
June 10, 2012Chetri to lead Indian hockey team in London
Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri has been retained captain of the Indian hockey team for the upcoming European tour during which they will play Test matches followed by a three-nation invitational tournament in Spain.
June 08, 2012Hockey India names 32 players for central contract
The list of core probables was pruned down to 32 from 48 after a two-day selection trial, which ended at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Thursday.
June 05, 2012Ritu to lead India in Junior Women Asia Cup
Mid-fielder Ritu Rani was on Tuesday named captain of 18-member Indian hockey team for the sixth Junior Women's Asia Cup to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from June 27.
Need to play against tougher teams before Olympics: Nobbs
Indian hockey team, which won the bronze medal at the Sultan Azlan cup hockey tournament in Malaysia on Sunday, returned home on Monday night to a warm reception at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport.
June 03, 2012New Zealand win Azlan Shah Cup
New Zealand clinched the title of 21st Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in their maiden final appearance, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the summit clash.
We did enough to deserve a podium finish: Nobbs
India might have failed to win the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament for a record sixth time, but coach Micheal Nobbs is delighted with the bronze medal showing and said his wards did enough to finish on the podium.
Azlan Shah: India beat Britain to bag bronze
Five-time champions India came from behind to stun Great Britain 3-1 and clinch the bronze medal in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Sunday.
June 02, 2012Malaysia to host 2013 Asia Cup hockey
The Asian Hockey Federation's council allotted Malaysia the 2013 Asia Cup hockey, the tournament that will offer qualification berth for the 2014 World Cup.
Sunil reprimanded for middle-finger gesture
Indian striker SV Sunil was reprimanded but escaped a ban for showing his middle finger to spectators after scoring the match-winner against Pakistan in the ongoing Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
June 01, 2012Now, Hockey India League from January 1
A cash-rich Hockey India League (HIL), featuring six city-based franchises and comprising top international and Indian players, will be held from January 1 to 30, 2013. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has okayed a 30-day window at the start of next year so that all top players can participate in the league.
India striker Sunil faces disciplinary action
India striker SV Sunil will face a disciplinary action for raising his middle finger at the spectators after scoring the winning goal against Pakistan in the Azlan Shah Cup match.
May 31, 2012We deserved victory over Pakistan: Nobbs
India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was delighted with his side's performance in the 2-1 victory over Pakistan, saying his boys played better to stay in the race for a bronze medal in the Azlan Shah Cup tournament, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday.
Azlan hockey: Late goal takes India past Pakistan
India scored a minute from the hooter to beat Pakistan 2-1 in their concluding league match in the Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday. Sunil Sowmarpet scored the all-important goal in the 69 th minute. The victory took the former champions' points tally to nine from six outings, while Pakistan have just three from five outings.
May 30, 2012India lose to Argentina, crash out of Azlan Shah Cup
Five-time champions India's title hopes came a cropper after they suffered a 2-3 defeat against Argentina in a crucial match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament Ipoh (Malaysia) on Wednesday.
May 29, 2012Azlan Shah: India must beat Argentina to stay alive
Five-time champions India can ill-afford any slip up in their crucial match against Pan American champions Argentina on Wednesday if they want to keep themselves in contention for a berth in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.
May 28, 2012Azlan Shah hockey: India beat Malaysia, keep hopes alive
Five-time champions India defeated hosts Malaysia 3-2 to put their campaign back on track in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Monday.
May 27, 2012Great Britain edge past India in Azlan Shah hockey
Five-time champions India squandered chances galore and slumped to a 2-3 defeat against Great Britain in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Sunday.
NZ beat Pakistan 3-1 in Azlan Shah hockey
New Zealand posted their third successive victory by prevailing 3-1 over an erratic Pakistan in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Sunday.
May 25, 2012Azlan Shah hockey: India down Korea with late goal
India staved off a late fight back to beat South Korea 2-1 and register their first first victory in the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday.
May 24, 2012Azlan Shah hockey: India thrashed by New Zealand
India began their campaign in the 21st Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament with an embarrassing 1-5 defeat at the hands of speedy New Zealand, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday. In the opening match of the tournament, Pakistan defeated Argentina 4-2.
May 23, 2012Olympics: Hockey team's early start has Oz coach fuming
Australia's men's hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has slammed London Olympic schedulers for lumbering his team with three early starts in their round-robin matches at the Games.
May 22, 2012India to play Holland in Olympics hockey opener
Eight-time hockey champions, India will open their campaign against The Netherlands on July 30 in the men's competition at the London Olympics.
May 13, 2012Jr Asia Cup: Akashdeep's golden goal gives India bronze
Captain Akashdeep Singh came to his side's rescue with a golden goal as India defeated South Korea 2-1 to bag a consolation bronze medal at the Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Malacca on Sunday.
May 12, 2012Asia Cup: India eye bronze in junior hockey
Their title hopes dashed after the semi-final defeat, defending champions -- India would aim that they do not return empty-handed from the junior hockey Asia Cup and win at least a bronze when they take on South Korea in the play-off match, in Malacca, on Sunday.
May 11, 2012Nobbs upbeat about talented junior hockey team
India might have been knocked out of the Junior Asia Cup but the senior side's Australian coach Michael Nobbs is not overtly dismayed as he feels the youngsters showed enough potential for long-term interests such as the Junior World Cup next year.
May 10, 2012Jr Asia Cup hockey: Malaysia stun India in SF
Malaysia dashed the hopes of defending champions India with a 2-0 victory to enter the final of the Junior Asia Cup hockey in Malacca on Thursday.
May 07, 2012Aus hockey player hit in head by ball, dies
Elizabeth Watkins, 24, was fatally injured while playing for her North Coast Raiders club in a Western Australian State League game in Perth on Sunday, reports AFP.
India in Jr Asia Cup hockey semis
India scored a hard-fought 2-1 victory over China in their last pool match to enter the semi-finals of the seventh junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Malacca, on Monday. Naveen Antil (19th minute) and Amit Rohidas (57th) scored for India, while China's lone reply came through winger Yu Xin in the 45th minute.
May 06, 2012India lose bronze medal match 1-2 to Britain
Indian men's hockey team ended its London tour without a win as they lost the bronze medal match 1-2 to Great Britain in the four-nation test event ahead of the upcoming London Olympics.
May 05, 2012PHF summons 8 players for playing in WSH
Eight senior Pakistani players have been summoned by the Pakistan Hockey Federation for a disciplinary hearing on May 7 for participating in the unsanctioned World Series Hockey in India.
India lose 1-2 to Olympic champions Germany
The India men's hockey team put up a brave fight before going down 1-2 against reigning Olympic champions Germany to slump to their third consecutive defeat in the four-nation test event ahead of the upcoming London Olympics in London on Saturday.
May 04, 2012India maul Sri Lanka in Jr Asia Cup hockey opener
Satbir Singh scored four goals as India opened their campaign in the Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament defeating neighbours Sri Lanka 11-0, in Malacca, Malaysia, on Friday.
Hockey: India go down to GB in Olympic test event
Indian men's hockey team suffered a second straight defeat, losing 2-4 to hosts Great Britain in the test event for the London Olympic Qualifiers in London on Thursday.
May 03, 2012Games organisers defend hockey surface after injury
London 2012 officials have defended the preparation of the Olympic hockey pitch after one of Australia's players picked up an injury on the artificial blue surface that ruled him out of the Games.
May 02, 2012Hockey: Australia crush India in Olympic test event
India suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of world champions Australia to start their campaign on a losing note at the four-nation hockey test event for the upcoming London Olympics.
May 01, 2012India meet Australia in Olympic hockey test event
The Indian hockey team will kick-start its campaign in the Four Nation London Olympics Test event with a match against Australia at the Riverbank Arena on Wednesday.
April 24, 2012Indian hockey squad felicitated
The Bharat Chettri led Indian hockey squad was felicitated in Pune on Monday for booking a berth at the upcoming London Olympics from the qualifier that was held in Delhi in February. Each team member, including the support and administrative staff, was presented the latest I-phone 4S, a shawl and bouquet by Emcure Pharmaceuticals' CEO Satish Mehta and COO Arun Khanna.
April 23, 2012Junior Asia Cup hockey: India open against Sri Lanka
Seeking a hat-trick of titles, India commence their campaign against Sri Lanka in the seventh junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, at Malacca, Malaysia, from May 3 to 13. India is placed in Group B along with arch-rivals Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China, while Group A comprises Korea, Malaysia, Japan and Iran.
April 22, 2012India eves clinch bronze at four-nation hockey tourney
India defeated USA by a solitary goal to win the bronze medal in the second leg of Four-Nation women's hockey tournament in Pakuranga, Auckland.
April 16, 2012Women's hockey: US beat India in bronze medal match
The Indian women's hockey team lost 1-2 to the United States via the golden goal in the bronze medal play-off match and returned empty-handed from the first leg of the Four-Nation Tournament, in Auckland, on Monday.
April 13, 2012Goalkeeper Adrian tests positive for banned substance
Out-of-favour India hockey goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza has tested positive for a banned substance in a random test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the inaugural World Series Hockey which concluded early this month.
Four-nation hockey: Indian women held to draw by USA
Indian eves wasted chances galore as they were held to a 1-1 draw by higher-ranked USA in their second match of the Four-nation hockey tournament played in Auckland on Friday.
April 12, 2012India lose to New Zealand in women's 4-nation hockey
India went down fighting 1-2 to New Zealand in their opening match, in the Four-nation women's hockey tournament, in Auckland on Thursday.
India name 18-member squad for Azlan Shah Cup hockey
India named an 18-member hockey team with goalkeeper Bharat Chetri as captain to take part in the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia from May 24 to June 3.
April 11, 2012Akashdeep to lead for Jr Asia Cup hockey
Akashdeep Singh will lead an 18-member Indian squad in the seventh Junior Asia Cup hockey, scheduled to be held at Malacca, Malaysia, from May 3 to 13. Defender Amit Rohidas is the vice-captain. The nine-nation tournament features Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
April 10, 2012Chetri to lead India in Olympics hockey test event
Experienced goalkeeper Bharat Chetri will lead an 18-member Indian team in the men's Four-Nation Olympic Test Event, in London, from May 2 to 6. Star midfielder Sardar Singh will be Chetri's deputy in the squad, which was announced on Tuesday by Hockey India after selection trials at SAI Centre, Bangalore, on April 8 and 9.
April 04, 2012PHF calls off three-nation hockey after India withdraws
The Pakistan Hockey Federation called off its planned three-nation tournament later this month after India pulled out of the event. India's withdrawal came after Malaysia, the third team in the proposed tournament, pulled out two days back.
April 02, 2012Punjab rout Pune, win inaugural WSH title
Sher-e-Punjab won the inaugural World Series Hockey title with a convincing 5-2 win over Pune Strykers at the Mahindra stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
March 30, 2012WSH: Adrian stars as Marines deny Cheetahs place in SF
A brilliant display by goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza enabled Mumbai Marines beat Chennai Cheetahs 4-1 and end their campaign on a winning note in the World Series Hockey at MHA stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
March 29, 2012WSH: Gurjinder scores four as Comets rout Lions
Gurjinder Singh scored four goals to help Chandigarh Comets crush Karnataka Lions 6-1 in an inconsequential league match of the World Series Hockey in Chandigarh on Thursday. The victory took Chandigarh past table leaders Sher-E-Punjab, who have a game left.
Mumbai to host WSH second semi-final and final
Bangalore, home of Karnataka Lions, will host the first semi-final on April 1, at 1900 IST.
March 27, 2012WSH: Pune Strykers shock leaders Punjab
Dragflicker Gurpreet Singh stuck twice as hosts Pune Strykers stunned table-toppers Sher-E-Punjab 3-2 in a pulsating World Series Hockey match in Pune on Tuesday.
India to face New Zealand in Azlan Shah opener
Five-time title winners, India will open their campaign at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament against New Zealand scheduled to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia on May 24.
March 26, 2012WSH: Delhi Wizards thrash Pune Strykers
Delhi Wizards got their campaign back on track, thrashing Pune Strykers 5-2 in a 12th round match of the World Series Hockey, in Pune, on Monday. Wizards now have 16 points from 12 games while Strykers remain on 15.
March 25, 2012WSH: Clinical Punjab storm into semis
Table-toppers Sher-E-Punjab notched up a clinical 4-2 victory over local favourites Chennai Cheetahs to advance to the semi-finals of the World Series Hockey in Chennai.
March 24, 2012I League roundup: Dempo beat HAL 3-0
Round up of the I League matches being played in various parts of the country.
WSH: Len takes Lions past Shers
Former India player Len Aiyappa scored twice from penalty-corners to enable Karnataka Lions, struggling at the bottom for most part of the WSH league, beat Sher-e-Punjab 2-1.
March 22, 2012Sandeep optimistic of good showing at Olympics hockey
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh feels the tough group India is drawn in at the upcoming Games will only motivate the team to play with positive intent.
Punjab edge past Mumbai to stay top of WSH
Deepak Thakur scored the decisive goal in the fourth quarter as Sher-e-Punjab registered a close 2-1 victory over Mumbai Marines to stay top of the World Series Hockey tournament.
March 18, 2012WSH: Cheetahs maul Lions, rise to second
Chennai Cheetahs scored in each of the four quarters to spank Karnataka Lions 4-1 in their World Series Hockey match and jump to the second spot in the points table, in Bangalore on Saturday.
March 16, 2012'No real chance of hockey team winning Olympic medal'
Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal does not see the national team ending its three-decade old medal drought at the London Olympics this year, but is of the opinion that a semi final berth would be a great achievement for the eight-time champions.
March 15, 2012Chennai Cheetahs beat Pune Strykers 3-1
Chennai Cheetahs were back to winnings ways as they disposed off challenge from Pune Strykers beating them 3-1 in a World Series Hockey match at the PMC ground.
March 14, 2012WSH: Sher-E-Punjab edge out Mumbai Marines
Deepak Thakur struck twice in the space of six minutes to power Sher-E-Punjab to a 3-2 victory over Mumbai Marines and move into the top position in the league table of the World Series Hockey in Mumbai.
March 13, 2012'Humiliated' Mukesh Kumar flays Hockey India
Three-time Olympian Mukesh Kumar feels "insulted and humiliated" after being sacked by Hockey India as junior national coach, and says the Narinder Batra-led organisation is no different from the Indian Hockey Federation.
March 11, 2012WSH: Marines draw with Wizards, in joint lead
Mumbai Marines and Delhi Wizards played out a 2-2 draw in their World Series Hockey match in Mumbai on Sunday, pitchforking the former into the joint lead with Sher-E-Punjab and Bhopal Badshahs.
March 08, 2012WSH: Chandigarh Comets beat Sher-e-Punjab 3-1
Local favourites Chandigarh Comets registered only their second win in the World Series Hockey tournament, defeating Sher-e-Punjab 3-1 in a keenly contested match.
WSH: Badshahs hold Strykers with last-minute goal
Young Affan Yousuf rescued Bhopal Badshahs with a goal in the dying seconds, after penalty-corner specialist Gurpreet Singh gave the Pune side the lead in the 27th minute, in the World Series Hockey match in Pune on Wednesday.
March 05, 2012Camp for Olympic hockey probables from Tuesday
The tussle over scheduling of the national hockey camp ended on Monday, with Hockey India securing the Sports Ministry's permission to conduct it in Bangalore from Tuesday.
March 04, 2012WSH: Pune Strikeres hold Sher-e-Punjab to a draw
Star striker Deepak Thakur and Prabhjot Singh helped home side Sher-e-Punjab build a comfortable lead but were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with the hitherto undefeated Pune Strykers in the World Series Hockey at the Olympian Surjit Hockey stadium on Sunday.
March 03, 2012WSH: Pune Strykers stun Delhi Wizards 3-1
Gurpreet Singh struck a brace as Pune Strykers notched up a 3-1 victory over hosts Delhi Wizards in their second match of the World Series Hockey tournament at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
March 02, 2012Gupreet stars in Pune Strykers win over Mumbai Marines
Pune Strykers, true to their name, struck the death knell for Mumbai Marines in the last quarter, firing in three goals to beat their fancied rivals 7-5 in their opening match of the World Series Hockey.
March 01, 2012WSH: Prabhjot stars as Sher-E-Punjab maul Cheetas
The home crowd had plenty of reasons to celebrate as favourites Sher-E-Punjab launched their World Series Hockey (WSH) campaign with a convincing 5-2 win over Chennai Cheetahs.
WSH: Bhopal edge past Chandigarh in opener
Bhopal Badshahs beast out Chandigarh Comets 4-3 in the inaugural match of the World Series Hockey at the sector-42 stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
February 29, 2012Rajpal Singh to lead Delhi Wizards in WSH
Former India skipper Rajpal Singh has been named the captain of Wizcraft-owned franchise Delhi Wizards in the World Series Hockey (WSH), starting in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
February 28, 2012Sahara reward triumphant hockey team Rs 1.27 crore
Monetary rewards continue to trickle in for the Indian men's hockey team. Sahara India Pariwar announced a cash incentive of Rs 1.27 crore for the players and support staff of the side that emerged winners in the just-concluded London Olympics qualifier.
February 27, 2012Halappa, Rajpal omitted from Olympics probables
The shortlisted players will attend a series of coaching camps at SAI Centre Bangalore from March 5.
'India's presence at the Olympics is good for hockey'
The Indian hockey team's Olympic qualification was not just celebrated in the country but was also lauded by their counterparts across the border in Pakistan who felt the side's presence in the mega-event is essential for the sport.
February 26, 2012India rout France; qualify for London Olympics
It was 'Sandeep Mania' at its peak with a near-capacity crowd cheering ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh as he did a 'high-five' to fulfill India's London Dreams at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi on Sunday.
February 24, 2012Unbeaten India down Poland 4-2, meet France in final
Already assured of a place in the summit clash, favourites India had to sweat it out before defeating Poland 4-2 in the final round-robin match of the men's hockey Olympic Qualification tournament, in New Delhi on Friday.
Olympics Men's Hockey Qualifier
How the teams finished in the league stage of the Olympics men's hockey qualifier in Delhi.
France dash Canada's Olympics men's hockey dream
Canada's dream of playing in the London Games came to a screeching halt on Friday as France held them to a 1-1 draw in their must-win last round-robin match of the men's Olympics hockey qualifier in Delhi.
SA women in Olympics hockey qualifier final
South Africa maintained their unbeaten run after a 4-1 victory over Canada in their last round-robin match to seal a place in the finals of the London Olympics women's hockey qualifier, in Delhi, on Friday. Ukraine also notched a 1-0 victory over Poland and will play-off for third and fourth places against Canada on Saturday.
February 23, 2012Injury puts Walmiki out of Olympic qualifier
Promising India forward Yuvraj Walmiki has been ruled out of the remainder of the men's Olympic hockey qualification tournament due to a hamstring injury. He sustained the injury during India's third round-robin match against France on Tuesday and did not play in the hard-fought 3-2 win over Canada on Wednesday night.
February 22, 2012Olympic men's hockey qualifier: India pip Canada
India rode on Sandeep Singh's brilliance to virtually seal its place in the final of the men's hockey Olympic Qualification tournament after defeating Canada 3-2 in a hard-fought round-robin match in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Olympic hockey qualifier: Italy, Canada eves win
Italy defeated Ukraine 2-1 while Canada saw off Poland 1-0 in the women's hockey qualifier for the London Olympics at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in Delhi, on Wednesday.
February 21, 2012Oly hockey qualifier: Sandeep 'tricks for India
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh continued his goal-scoring spree as he scored a hat-trick to guide favourites India to a convincing 6-2 win over France in an enthralling match of the men's hockey Olympic Qualification tournament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Olympic hockey qualifier: India eves blank Poland
Indian eves continued their winning run with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Poland in their third match of the qualifier for the London Olympics, at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Oly hockey qualifier: Ukraine stun Canada, Italy hold SA
Ukraine stunned higher-ranked Canada 5-2, while Italy held top-ranked South Africa to a 1-1 draw in the London Olympics women's hockey qualifier at Dhyan Chand National stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.
February 20, 2012Sandeep wants at least 12 more goals to his tally
Playing with excellent touch and rhythm, ace Indian drag-flicker Sandeep Singh is keen to add at least a dozen more goals in his career tally by the end of ongoing hockey Olympic qualifying tournament.
February 19, 2012Olympic Qualifiers: SA, Italy win easily
Top-ranked South Africa and Italy registered convincing victories in the women's hockey qualifiers for the London Olympics at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
February 18, 2012Olympic Qualifiers: India maul Singapore 15-1
India routed minnows Singapore 15-1 to mark a grand opening to their campaign in the men's hockey Olympic qualification tournament in New Delhi.
Olympics hockey qualifiers: Indian eves draw with Ukraine
A second half goal being disallowed, Indian women were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by a lowly Ukraine in their opening match of London Olympics hockey qualifiers at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
February 17, 2012Olympian Leslie Claudius hospitalised
Triple Olympic gold winner hockey player Leslie Claudius has been hospitalised with abnormal fluid retention problem.
Suniel Shetty named WSH brand ambassador
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador for the Rs 10-crore prize money World Series Hockey tournament, starting on February 29.
Oly hockey qualifier: India set for lowly Singapore
Eight-time champions India, looking to avoid the ignominy of missing out on a berth at the Olympics for a second successive time, are expected to have it easy in their opening match of the men's qualifier, which gets underway in Delhi on Saturday.
February 16, 2012WSH offers Rs 2 crore to Indian team for gold at Olympics
World Series Hockey organisers on Thursday dangled an attractive cash carrot of Rs two crore in front of the players of the Indian squad who have signed up with them if they pilot the country to the gold in the London Olympics by breaking a 32-year-old medal jinx.
Hockey pitch to turn blue for London Olympics
The FIH is set to conduct the hockey matches of the upcoming London Olympics on blue turf in place of the traditional green, while the balls will be yellow in colour.
February 14, 2012'India inconsistent, but will still qualify for Olympics'
The aura is long gone and recent performances were inconsistent, but Indian hockey's former technical adviser Ric Charlesworth, who had a controversial stint with the team, still expects his former wards to qualify for London Olympics during the qualifiers, starting in New Delhi on Saturday.
February 13, 2012Court clears players' participation in WSH
The Delhi high court on Monday cleared the way for the players' participation in the World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport, if the tournament schedule does not clash with international commitments of the national team.
Sandeep will be threat for all teams: Canada coach
Fully aware of penalty corners' importance in modern day hockey, Canada coach Robin D'Abreo said that star drag-flicker Sandeep Singh will be a potential threat for the opponents of India in the hockey Olympic qualifiers to be held in New Delhi from February 18-26.
February 10, 2012Gagan Ajit to return for World Series Hockey
Former India player Gagan Ajit Singh will return to competitive hockey after being picked in the second players' draft for the US $2 million World Series Hockey, which commences on February 29. The former India forward was picked by the Sher-e-Punjab franchise during the second round of the player draft in which 27 Indian players, from a pool of 42, were chosen by various franchises.
February 08, 2012Sahara renews ties with Indian hockey
The Sahara India Group on Wednesday renewed its ties with Indian hockey by signing a five-year deal to sponsor the national men's and women's teams.
February 03, 2012Rajpal targets WSH to get match fit
Former captain Rajpal Singh has taken his axing from the Indian team in his stride and is confident he will be recalled to the national squad after the Olympic qualifiers in Delhi later this month.
January 31, 2012Hockey team selected on form and fitness: Nobbs
India hockey coach Michael Nobbs defended the decision to drop a few senior players from the squad for next month's Olympic qualifier, insisting that form and fitness were the only criteria for selection.
Olympic hockey qualifier: 'Tough to beat India'
Canada hockey captain Ken Pereira says it will be extremely tough to beat India in their own backyard at next month's Olympic hockey qualifier, in Delhi.
Have been declared unfit without test: Rajpal
Former captain Rajpal Singh has questioned Hockey India's decision to rule him "unfit" for the Olympic qualifiers without even conducting his fitness test.
January 30, 2012Rajpal, Halappa fail to make hockey squad
Former captain Rajpal Singh got the axe as Hockey India named an 18-member squad for the London Olympics qualifier, to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in Delhi, from February 18 to 26. Experienced midfielders Vikram Pillay and Arjun Halappa also failed to find a place in the squad, which will be led by goalkeeper Bharat Chetri.
Hero MotoCorp to sponsor Delhi Olympic hockey qualifier
Indian two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp Limited (HMCL) was on Monday named the title sponsor for the men's and women's hockey London Olympic qualification tournament, the first of which will be held in Delhi from February 18 to 26. The qualifiers, titled 'Hero FIH Road to London', will be played at the Major Dhyanchand Hockey National Stadium.
January 28, 2012Singapore to play Olympic hockey qualifier in Delhi
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday announced that Singapore will take the place of the United States at the hockey Olympic Qualification Tournament to be held in New Delhi from February 18 to 26.
January 24, 2012Rajpal demands Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand
Indian hockey skipper Rajpal Singh said on Monday that Major Dhyan Chand deserved to be the first sportsperson in the country to be bestowed with the Bharat Ratna.
January 22, 2012India eke out thrilling draw, pocket hockey series
India made a stunning comeback in the second half to hold South Africa 3-3 in the fifth and final hockey Test in New Delhi and clinch the five-match series 3-1.
January 21, 2012Nobbs spoilt for choice as youngsters make an impression
India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs has a problem of plenty after impressive debuts by youngsters in the ongoing Test series against South Africa and he says it will be difficult to select the best 18 for next month's Olympic qualifiers.
January 20, 2012India edge South Africa to clinch Hockey Test series
Promising youngster Yuvraj Walmiki struck twice as India registered a thrilling 4-3 victory over South Africa in the fourth hockey Test on Friday as they clinched the five-match series 3-1.
January 17, 2012India beat SA with Sandeep Singh's late goal
Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh's late penalty-corner goal handed India a 2-1 victory over South Africa in the second hockey Test in Delhi on Tuesday. India leads the five-Test series 2-0 after their second successive victory. The home team had on Monday defeated South Africa 4-0.
January 16, 2012India rout SA in first hockey Test
India kicked off their preparations for next month's London Olympic qualifier in style, thrashing South Africa 4-0 in the first hockey Test, in Delhi, on Monday. The Indians scored three goals in the first half, through Shivendra Singh (15th minute), Birendra Lakra (24th), Sardara Singh (28th), while the last one came from the stick of debutant S K Uthappa in the 53rd minute.
Women's hockey: India take unassailable lead over Azerbaijan
India eked out a 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan in the second women's hockey Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium, in Delhi, on Monday.
January 15, 2012India eves beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in 1st hockey Test
The Indian woman's team's preparation for next month's Olympic qualifiers kicked off in style as they defeated Azerbaijan 3-0 in the first hockey Test at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on Sunday.
December 21, 2011Olympic hockey qualifier: India play Italy in opener
Top-ranked India opens its campaign against Italy on the opening day of the first hockey Olympic Qualifying tournament in New Delhi, from
December 19, 2011Four-nation hockey: Indian eves bag bronze; Argentina champs
The Indian women's hockey team notched a facile 4-1 win over Ireland to clinch the bronze medal in the four-nation Tournament held in Parana, Argentina. The teams were locked 1-1 at half-time, but India came back strongly in the second session to fire in three goals.
December 18, 2011Women's hockey: India go down to South Africa, to play for bronze
The Indian womens team failed to qualify for the finals and went down fighting to South Africa in a crucial round-robin match of the four-nation Hockey Tournament in Parana, Argentina.
December 16, 2011Indian eves beat Ireland, keep final hopes alive
India bounced back after their opening match setback to beat Ireland 2-1 in the second league tie of the Four-Nation women's hockey tournament, at the Parana Rowing Club ground, in Parana, Argentina, on Friday. India led 2-0 at half-time through goals from striker Anuradha Thokchom (sixth minute) and defender Jaspreet Kaur (33rd). Ireland reduced the margin in the 44th minute through Cliodhna Sargent.
December 10, 2011Italy replaces Egypt in Olympic hockey qualifiers in India
Italy has replaced Egypt in the men's London Olympics qualifying hockey tournament, to be held here in February next year.
December 07, 2011Indian hockey in turmoil; Olympians ask minister to intervene
Over 20 former international players, including several Olympians, have appealed to Sports Minister Ajay Maken to intervene and sort out the dispute between Indian Hockey Federation and Hockey India for the smooth conduct of World Series Hockey starting from December 17.
December 05, 2011Egypt withdraw from Delhi Olympic hockey qualifier
India's Olympic qualifier hockey tournament for men will feature a team less, as Egypt has pulled out of the event due to financial problems caused by political strife in the county.
Champions hockey: Pakistan go down tamely to Spain
Pakistan's hopes of a triumphant return to Champions Trophy hockey were dashed after 4-2 defeat to Spain, in Auckland, on Monday. In other matches, defending champions and Pool A leaders Australia proved too good for Great Britain, winning 4-1, while The Netherlands prevailed over perennial rivals Germany 2-1 to top Pool B.
Coach Nobbs counts on positives after Champions Challenge loss
India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs may be disappointed at losing out on the Champions Challenge title and with it a spot in the next Champions Trophy, but he is only looking at the positives to be taken from the defeat to Belgium in the final.
December 04, 2011India lose to Belgium in Champions Challenge final
India squandered a two-goal advantage and conceded a last-minute goal to lose 3-4 to Belgium in the final of the Champions Challenge I hockey tournament in Johannesburg on Sunday.
South Africa down Argentina 3-1 to claim bronze medal
African continental champions South Africa prevailed 3-1 over Argentina to win the bronze medal in the Champions Challenge hockey tournament in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Indian hockey team to get Rs 25 lakh for reaching final
The Indian hockey team will get Rs 25 lakh from Bharat Hotels Limited for doing a stupendous job in the ongoing Champions Challenge I tournament in South Africa, where they have reached the final.
December 03, 2011Super Sandeep guides India to Champions Challenge final
Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh converted two penalty corners as India beat hosts South Africa 4-2 to set up title date with Belgium in the Champions Challenge Hockey tournament on Saturday.
Belgium win shootout to enter Champions Challenge final
Belgium defeated Argentina 3-2 in the penalty shootout to enter the final of the Champions Challenge I hockey tournament after the scores were level at 2-2 in regulation period and extra-time in Johannesburg on Saturday.
December 02, 2011Players' being warned is serious issue: Oltmans
Players being warned by the FIH to stay from the World Series Hockey is a "serious issue", says the event's Delhi franchise coach Roelant Oltmans but he is hopeful that the deadlock will be sorted out soon.
December 01, 2011Champions Challenge: Raghunath's golden goal puts India in semis
VR Raghunath slammed a golden goal in the last minute of extra-time as India beat Malaysia 5-4 in a thrilling match to advance to the semifinals of the Champions Challenge hockey tournament in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Argentina meet Belgium in Champions Challenge semis
Pan-American champions Argentina defeated Poland 5-1 to set up a Champions Challenge semi-final with Belgium, who outplayed Canada 4-0 in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Argentina, at world No. 8 the highest-ranked team in the tournament, and Belgium have both already secured direct entry to the 2012 Olympic Games.
November 30, 20116 top Indian players pull out of WSH: Hockey India
The multi-million dollar World Series Hockey suffered a huge jolt just days before its start, with six top Indian players withdrawing from the league, from December 17. Goalkeepers Bharat Chetri and PR Sreejesh, star drag flicker Sandeep Singh, defender Sardar Singh, and forwards Tushar Khandker and Yuvraj Walmiki have preferred country over the unsanctioned league.
HC notice to Centre, Hockey India on ex-player's plea
Former India Olympian and coach Joaquim Carvalho has moved the Delhi high court, claiming that Hockey India, which is fighting a legal battle with the IHF, is threatening players that they will not be selected for national duty if they take part in World Series Hockey.
Champions Challenge: India wary of Malaysia in quarters
Despite two convincing wins on the trot, India will have to guard against complacency when they take on an unpredictable Malaysia in the quarterfinal of the Champions Challenge hockey tournament, in Johannesburg, on Thursday.
November 29, 2011Champions Challenge: India slam seven vs Poland
Tushar Khandekar and Yuvraj Walmiki scored two goals each as India spanked Poland 7-0 to enhance their chances of finishing on top of Group A in the Champions Challenge hockey tournament, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday. India finished their group engagements with seven points from three matches and await the result of the Belgium-South Africa match to know if they will finish on top the group.
Champions Challenge: Argentina trounce Malaysia
Pedro Ibarra and Agustin Alejandro Mazzilli scored two goals as Pan-American champions Argentina bounced back from a half-time deficit to trounce Malaysia 5-2 and top Pool B in the Champions Challenge hockey in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
'Pakistani players will not participate in WSH'
Pakistan's national hockey federation (PHF) has expressed confidence that it's players will stay away from the unsanctioned World Hockey Series in India in the wake of the organiser's claim that all those who have signed for the multi-million event will certainly play.
November 28, 2011Delhi Wizards fourth team to play in World Series Hockey
Delhi Wizards, on Monday, joined Karnataka Lions, Chennai Cheetahs and Pune Strykers as the latest team to take part in the World Series Hockey tournament starting next month in various venues in the country.
November 27, 2011Sandeep, Sunil star in India's 7-4 win over SA
Drag-flick specialist Sandeep Singh and striker S V Sunil scored two goals each as India dished out fast and entertaining hockey to beat South Africa 7-4 in the Champions Challenge in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Champions Challenge: Argentina rally to down Canada
Pan American champions Argentina rallied with two second-half goals to pull off a 3-2 victory over Canada in a Pool B match of the Champions Challenge hockey tournament, in Johannesburg, on Sunday. In an all-Asian encounter, Japan dominated the contest before a 69th minute goal allowed Malaysia to salvage a 2-2 draw in another Pool B game.
November 26, 2011Champions Challenge: India concede late equaliser to Belgium
India conceded a penultimate minute goal on a penalty corner to allow Belgium secure a 3-3 draw in their opening outing at the Champions Challenge hockey tournament in Johannesburg on Saturday.
November 25, 2011World Series Hockey unveils Pune franchise
Pune Strykers, to be owned by Sai Grace Sports and Events Private Limited (SGSEPL), became the third team to be unveiled for the controversial multi-million dollar World Series Hockey starting from next month.
November 23, 2011All actors promoting IPL, so I am all for WSH: Suniel Shetty
Bollywood, on Wednesday, became part of the World Series Hockey (WSH) as the Bangalore franchise, moments after being acquired by Zentrum Group, appointed cine star Suniel Shetty as the team's mentor.
November 21, 2011WSH announces incentives for participating Indian players
In what can be seen as a move to retain its star domestic recruits, the organisers of the unsanctioned World Series Hockey (WSH) league, on Monday, announced huge financial rewards for Indian players who participate in the multi-million dollar event.
November 18, 2011Rajpal left out of Champions Challenge team
Former captain Rajpal Singh and veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey were the notable omissions from an 18-member Indian hockey team announced for the FIH Men's Champions Challenge I from November 26 to December 4 in Johannesburg.
November 17, 2011Baljit feels dejected at govt apathy
Former India hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh, whose career came to a sudden halt after a critical eye injury during a training camp in Pune in 2009, has blamed government apathy for his growing misery.
150 Indian players sign up for World Series Hockey
150 Indian players, including top stars from the current national team have signed on and received advanced payments to play in World Series Hockey (WSH).
November 16, 2011Choose between country and WSH, says Hockey India
The upcoming World Series Hockey might be touted as the next big thing in Indian sport, but Hockey India on Wednesday termed the cash-rich league as a veterans' tournament and said Indian players participating in it will have to sacrifice their national jersey.
November 15, 2011Hockey team cautioned despite easy Olympics qualifying draw
Eight-time Olympic gold medallists India, who failed to qualify for the Beijing Games, will play lower-ranked teams Canada, France, Poland, Egypt and the United States in the first qualifying event in Delhi from February 15-26.
Pakistani players may opt out of WSH
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has categorically said their players will not be a part of the $2 million World Series Hockey to be held in India from next month otherwise they might face ban from domestic Hockey.
WSH to have goalposts to be used in London Olympics
The upcoming World Series Hockey (WSH) starting from December 17, will feature international standard goalposts that will be used in the London Olympics in 2012.
November 12, 2011Sultan of Johor Cup: India lose bronze medal match to Korea
Indian hockey team will return empty-handed from the Sultan of Johor Cup as it lost the bronze medal match against South Korea after conceding a golden goal, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Saturday.
India bag bronze in U-21 women's hockey, beat Australia 3-2
Striker Anupa Barla scored two as India twice came back from a goal down to beat Australia 3-2 and finish third in the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri under-21 women's hockey tournament, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
World Series of Hockey: National Stadium to host opening match
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) might have told its national campers to stay away from the World Series of Hockey but the SAI-owned Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host the opening ceremony and the inaugural match of the controversial event starting December 17.
November 11, 2011India routed by Malaysia in Johor Cup hockey
India paid the price for unnecessarily losing their cool, as they suffered a humiliating 1-5 drubbing at hands of Malaysia, after playing with ten players for most of the match, in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Friday. The defeat ended their hopes of a berth in the final.
U-21 women's hockey: Germany beat India, meet NZ in final
India produced a lacklustre display and crashed out of the title race in the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri under-21 women's hockey tournament after losing 1-2 to Germany in Delhi on Friday. Germany plays New Zealand in the title round on Saturday. The Kiwis beat Australia 3-1 in another league match.
Goalkeeper Baljit excels as Indian Oil win Beighton Cup
Discarded India goalkeeper Baljit Singh stood out with a man-of-the-match performance as Indian Oil won the Coal India 116th All India Beighton Cup Hockey tournament after a 2-0 victory over ONGC in Kolkata on Friday.
November 09, 2011Four-nation hockey: Indian girls held by Aus
India missed chances galore and had to settle for a goalless draw against Australia in their second match of the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 Four-Nation Women's hockey tournament, in Delhi, on Wednesday.
Johor Cup U-21 hockey: India rally to down Kiwis
India stayed in contention for a podium finish in the Sultan of Johor Cup under-21 hockey tournament after a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over New Zealand in Johur Bahru, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Malak Singh scored for India in the 28th and 37th minute, after Kane Russel had put the Kiwis ahead in the sixth.
18 Australasian stars sign up for WSH
World Series Hockey has a signed a slew of stars from the Australasian region, from Australia to Korea, New Zealand to Malaysia. The players signed up are Brent Livermore, Joseph Reardon, Peter Kelly, Robert Green, Mathew Phillips from Australia; Casey Henwood, Lloyd Stephenson from New Zealand; Jiwa Mohan from Malaysia, and Sung Min for South Korea.
November 08, 2011Under-21 women's hockey: India score over NZ
Indian trounced New Zealand 3-2 in their opening match of the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 Four-Nation women's hockey tournament, in Delhi, on Tuesday. Earlier, Germany rode on an early strike by Rebecca Grote to score a convincing 3-1 victory over Australia.
Sultan of Johor Cup hockey: India rout Pakistan
India went on a scoring spree in the second half to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 5-1 in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia on Tuesday. Locked 1-1 at the breather, the Indians came out a transformed side after the change of ends and scored four more goals.
November 05, 2011India blow away four-goal lead to lose 4-6 against Korea
India suffered a shocking defeat as Korea rode on captain Yang Ji Hun's superb hat-trick to script a remarkable come-from-behind 6-4 victory in their opening match of the U-21 Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament.
November 03, 2011Hockey: Defensive errors cost India friendly vs Australia
India paid the price for defensive blunders as Australia handed them a 1-2 defeat in a friendly hockey match in Perth on Thursday, ending a thoroughly disappointing trip Down Under for the team.
November 02, 2011FIH Rankings: Indian men at 10th spot, women 13th
Erstwhile hockey powerhouse India are languishing at the 10th position in the men's category, while the women's team is further down at 13th spot in the recently-released FIH world rankings.
November 01, 2011Rasquinha makes surprise return to hockey with WSH
Former India captain Viren Rasquinha is all set to make a comeback to competitive hockey with the inaugural edition of World Series Hockey to be held across the country from December 17 to January 22 next year.
October 31, 2011Indian hockey team appeals to FIH against bans
The Indian team management on Monday appealed to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) against suspensions imposed on five members of the squad for their role in the ugly showdown with Pakistan players during the tri-nation tournament match in Burnbury, Australia, last week.
Tri-nation hockey: Australia trounce India again
Australia blanked India 5-0 in the second leg match of the tri-nation tournament, in Burnbury, Australia, on Monday.
October 30, 2011Hockey team to consider appealing against suspensions
Stung by five suspensions after an ugly showdown with Pakistani players during a match, the Indian hockey team management will consider appealing against the penalty insisting that it was their arch-rivals who were at fault during the fracas.
October 28, 2011India waste 3-0 lead in ill-tempered match vs Pak
India squandered a three-goal lead and were held 3-3 by arch-rivals Pakistan in an ill-tempered match, in the double leg tri-nation hockey tournament in Busselton, Australia, on Friday.
October 27, 2011Australia hammer India 8-3 in tri-nation hockey
It was a forgettable Diwali for the Indian hockey team at the Tri-Nation hockey tournament in Busselton, Australia.
October 24, 2011Dhanraj to play in World Series Hockey
Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay is set to scorch the hockey turf with his lightning speed and magical moves during World Series Hockey (WSH). The mercurial striker has been signed to play in the league that is scheduled to begin on December 17.
Hockey 9s, learning experience for Indian eves: Kumar
Despite losing out in the final, Indian women's team coach C R Kumar took positives from his side's performance in the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s, in Perth, and exuded confidence that the team was heading in the right direction for the Olympic qualifiers.
October 23, 2011Hockey 9s final: Indian eves lose to Australia 1-4
A spirited Indian women's team gave fancied Australia a scare by taking an early lead but eventually lost 1-4 in the final of the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s, in Perth, on Sunday.
Hockey 9s: India lose to Pakistan in bronze play offs
A profligate Indian men's hockey team frittered away chances galore, going down 1-4 to arch-rivals Pakistan in the bronze medal match to sign off bottom of the heap in the four-nation Lanco International super Series Hockey 9s in Perth.
October 22, 2011India women's hockey team in Lanco Super series 9s final
The Indian women's team played out a sluggish 1-1 draw against Malaysia in Perth but it was enough to fetch the side a place in the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s final.
Hockey 9s: Australia thump past India 4-1
The Indian men's hockey team's hopes of reaching the final went up in smoke after Australia handed it a 4-1 drubbing in their last league match of the Lanco International Super Series 9s in Perth on Saturday.
October 21, 2011Hockey 9s: India, Pakistan in thrilling draw
India produced an improved show after their opening match loss to New Zealand in a thrilling 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Pakistan, in the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth on Friday.
Hockey 9s: Indian eves draw with Australia
The Indian women's hockey team got its act together after being on the backfoot in the first half, to force a 1-1 draw against hosts Australia in the Lanco International Super Series, in Perth, on Friday.
October 20, 2011Kiwis outplay India in Super Series Hockey 9s
A lacklustre India conceded three early goals as they were outplayed by New Zealand 3-6 in their opening match of Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s tournament in Perth on Thursday.
Hockey 9s: Indian women score over Malaysia
The Indian women's team put up a brilliant performance to overcome a fighting Malaysia 3-1 and register their first victory in the Lanco International Super Series, the new Hockey 9s format, at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
October 19, 2011Sandeep Singh ruled out of Hockey 9s Super Series
Indian defender Sandeep Singh has been ruled out of the Hockey 9s Super Series, starting in Perth, from Thursday, after he suffered a nasal fracture on Saturday.
October 18, 2011Aus hockey tour: Sunil, Walmiki star in win over NZ
Comeback kid S V Sunil and new sensation Yuvraj Walmiki combined well to help the Indian men's hockey team overcome a fighting New Zealand 5-4 in the second international friendly in Rockingham, Australia, on Tuesday.
October 17, 2011Indian men lose Aus hockey tour opener
The Indian men's hockey team's trip Down Under began with a 1-4 defeat to Australia 'A' in the first international friendly, in Rockingham, on Monday. However, the Indian women's team provided some relief by drawing the third Test against Australia 1-1 at Mundrah, a suburb about 100 km from Perth.
We may miss out on Olympics bus again: Ajit Pal
Former captain Ajit Pal Singh fears that the ongoing power tussle between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) may result in the national team not qualifying for the London Olympics.
October 15, 2011Indian eves beat Oz 2-1 in second hockey Test
Indian eves made a spirited comeback to beat hosts Australia 2-1 in the second hockey Test at the Rockingham Club on Saturday.
October 14, 2011IOA gives Hockey India, IHF 21 days to call truce
The Sports Ministry's effort to end the long-standing imbroglio in Indian hockey ended on a futile note as differences between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation continue to persist, even as the IOA gave a 21-day deadline to both the bodies to present a new merger proposal.
October 11, 2011Hockey 9's is for India & Pakistan: Charlesworth
Traditional rivals India and Pakistan are best-suited for hockey's new nine-a-side format, Hockey 9's which will make its debut with the LANCO International Super Series in Perth from October 20-23, said it's mastermind Ric Charlesworth.
LANCO Intl Super Series to popularize hockey 9s
With an aim to make hockey faster and more viewer-friendly, Hockey Australia and infrastructure major LANCO Infratech Limited, on Tuesday, launched a new revolutionary nine-a-side tournament to be held in Perth from October 20 to 23.
October 07, 2011Hockey India lambasts IHF, says, its slowly poisoning the game
Hockey India lambasted Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for trying to lure players for its unsanctioned World Series Hockey league, saying such efforts by IHF were "blatant anti-national campaign" which will lead to "slow poisoning" of the national game.
October 05, 2011HI and IHF to meet with IOA on Oct 14: Maken
Faced with the prospect of India's hockey team being ousted from the race to Olympics, the Sports Ministry has called a meeting of the IOA, Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation on October 14 to resolve the dispute related to the game's governance in the country.
October 01, 2011Govt announces setting up of National Institute of Hockey
Aiming to revive hockey fortunes in the country, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday announced that a top-class national institute will be established at the Dhyan Chand Stadium with initial budget of Rs 20 crore.
September 29, 2011FIH threat to bar Indian team from Olympics
The FIH has issued a veiled threat to block India's participation in the 2012 London Olympics in case the government does not grant Hockey India the status of National Sports Federation and if all lawsuits, including the one filed by IHF against it, are not terminated.
Chetri to lead hockey team in Aus; Sandeep, Sardara return
As part of a rotation policy, goalkeeper Bharat Chetri was on Thursday named captain while the controversial duo of Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh were recalled to the Indian hockey team for next month's tour of Australia. Veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey will be Chetri's deputy.
September 28, 2011HI appoints Mukesh as coach of senior men's team
Three-time Olympian Mukesh Kumar, who created a stir by walking out of a national camp recently after being denied charge of the junior side, has been appointed as coach of the senior men's hockey team and will work under chief coach Michael Nobbs of Australia.
September 27, 2011Rajinder criticises Nobbs for making irresponsible statements
Former national coach Rajinder Singh, on Tuesday, strongly criticised Indian hockey team's Australian coach Michael Nobbs, for his assessment that it will be a Herculean task for the erstwhile champions' to qualify for next year's London Olympics.
September 25, 2011Asia Cup: Indian eves beat Korea 2-0 to win bronze
Indian eves defeated defending champions Korea 2-0 to win the bronze medal in the 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament at Bangkok.
September 21, 20116 Argentina, 3 Spanish players for World Series Hockey
The upcoming World Series Hockey will have a touch of Latin flavour following the signing up of six Argentine and three Spanish players for the US $2 million prize-money tournament in India, from December 15 to January 22, 2012. The Argentina players include the renowned Vila brothers, Lucas, Matias and Rodrigo, forward Callioni Facundo and defenders Pedro Ibarra and Juan Martin Lopez.
September 18, 2011IHF to write to PM, Sonia on non-payment of bills by ministry
The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has decided to knock the doors of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, after the Sports Ministry has refused to reimburse Rs 85.3 lakh spent by the IHF on national team's participation in five events between 2005 and 2008.
September 17, 2011India under-18 girls drub Sri Lanka 13-0 in Asia Cup hockey
It rained goals as India mauled Sri Lanka 13-0 in a lop-sided match of the 3rd Girls Under-18 Asia Cup hockey at Bangkok on Saturday.
No threat to Olympic qualifiers for hockey to be held in India
India may have lost the right to host the Champions Trophy but there is no threat to the 2012 Olympic qualifiers to be held in India in February as Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), is hopeful of forming an unified body along with Hockey India (HI) before the tournament.
September 15, 2011Sandeep, Sardara appeal against ban
Hockey India secretary-general Narinder Batra said the duo e-mailed their appeal plea to him on Thursday and sought for a meeting with him next week.
September 14, 2011Players right in rejecting paltry Hockey India reward: Maken
Sports Minister Ajay Maken threw his weight behind the members of the victorious Asian Champions Trophy hockey team in the cash reward controversy, saying offering Rs 25,000 each for winning the tournament is an 'insult' to them, as the amount was meagre.
Maken steers clear of hockey cash reward controversy
Sports Minister Ajay Maken, on Wednesday, sought to steer clear of Indian hockey team cash reward controversy, saying that the Rs 25,000 offered to each player for winning Asian Champions Trophy was not announced by government but by Hockey India (HI).
Indian hockey team rejects meagre cash reward
The Indian hockey team on Wednesday, rejected Hockey India's cash reward for winning the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy, saying the paltry amount of Rs 25000 each was not proper recognition of their achievement.
September 13, 2011Form one body or lose Olympic qualifier, FIH tells India
Still reeling under the shock of the hosting rights of the Champions Trophy being revoked, Indian hockey faces the ignominy of also losing next year's Olympic qualifiers if a single national federation is not in place, the International Hockey Federation warned on Tuesday.
Indian hockey champs return to warm welcome
The victorious Indian hockey team came home to a rousing welcome on arrival at the Delhi airport, in the wee hours of Tuesday, after clinching the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China.
New Zealand to host Champions Trophy
Shifted out of India, due to the dispute related to hockey's governance in the country, the high-profile Champions Trophy will now be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December No. 7 in the world, will replace India in the Champions Trophy.
September 12, 2011HI confident of getting back Champions Trophy
With FIH chief, Leandro Negre all set to meet Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday, Hockey India (HI) on Monday expressed confidence that it will be able to convince the world governing body of the game to restore the Champions Trophy tournament back to the country.
September 11, 2011Pak coach hurls abusive words against Indians
India's stunning victory over Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey final was marred by the constant hollering of the victorious players with abusive words by Pakistan head coach.
Malaysia beat Japan to grab bronze in Asian CT
A last-minute goal by Firhan Ashari helped Malaysia beat Japan and clinch the bronze medal in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament that concluded in Ordos, China on Sunday.
India beat Pakistan to win Asian Champions hockey
India beat Pakistan in a thrilling final via the tie-breaker to win the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos, China, on Sunday. The match ended in a stalemate after 70 minutes' full-time and even 15 minutes' extra-time failed to break the deadlock.
September 10, 2011South Korea grab women's Asian Champions Trophy
South Korea fought their way back from two-goal down to overpower China 5-3 and win the women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos, China on Saturday.
Japan beat India, claim Asian women's CT bronze
The Indian women's team was not as enterprising as their men in the hockey Asian Champions Trophy. They blew away a 2-0 lead, as Japan scored a controversial golden goal in extra-time, off a penalty-stroke, and snatched the bronze medal in Ordos, China, on Saturday.
India-Pakistan cracker on the cards
With India's confidence sky-high after an unbeaten run in the league stage, the vivacious men in blue will lock horn with arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a cracker of a final in the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos, China on Sunday.
September 09, 2011Poonam to lead girls' U-18 Asia Cup hockey team
Poonam Rani will lead an 18-member Indian squad for the third Girls' Under-18 Asia Cup hockey, in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 16-25. India is placed in Pool B, with China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan. Pool A comprises Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Chinese Taipei.
India-Pakistan final in Asian Champs hockey
Malaysia scored thrice in the second half to score a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Japan and help India enter the final of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos, China, on Friday. India had earlier in the day staged a remarkable fightback to hold arch-rivals Pakistan 2-2 in a thrilling final group encounter.
September 08, 2011Asian Champions hockey: India eves thrashed again
The Indian women's hockey team crashed to its third consecutive defeat, losing to China 0-4, under cold and windy conditions, in their last group match at the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China, on Thursday. India, who lost to Korea and Japan in the first two matches, will now play Japan for the bronze medal match on Saturday.
PHF 'not interested' in hosting Champions Trophy
The Pakistan Hockey Federation will not bid for the hosting rights of the Champions Trophy, which was shifted from India due to the administrative row over the governance of the game there.
September 07, 2011Asian CT: India hold Malaysia; Pak beat Korea
The Indian hockey team continued its unbeaten run by fighting back from a goal down to hold Malaysia 2-2 at the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China on Wednesday.
September 06, 2011Hockey: Indian eves trounced by Japan
India's hopes of making it to the final of the women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey evaporated after a 0-5 defeat to Japan on Tuesday.
IHF, HI must shed their egos: Rasquinha
Former India captain Viren Rasquinha on Tuesday gave a clarion call for all concerned in running the sport to bury their egos and stop politicking for the future of national game.
HI, IHF fume over Champions Trophy snub
Hockey India (HI) was left astounded by FIH's decision to snatch away the hosting rights of the Champions Trophy while Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) accused the world governing body of 'blackmailing' and interference.
Asian Champions hockey: India rout South Korea
A young Indian team showed fantastic temperament to beat South Korea 5-3 and enhances its chances of making it to the final of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey, in Ordos, China, on Tuesday. India is now atop the group with seven points from three matches, followed by Pakistan and Korea.
Hockey, players will suffer: coach Nobbs
It is not just the spectators but the players and coach of the Indian hockey team, who are equally disappointed with India losing the right to host of this year's Champions Trophy hockey tournament.
IHF-Hockey India row costs India Champions Trophy
India has lost the right to host this year's Champions Trophy because of an administrative mess which may cost the country future events as well, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday.
September 05, 2011India needs midfield ascendancy against Korea
A relatively young Indian hockey team will have to play out of their skin and avoid silly errors against a formidable South Korea in Ordos, China, on Tuesday, to maintain their unbeaten run in the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament.
September 04, 2011Japan hold India 1-1 with last-minute equaliser
India squandered a golden opportunity to pick up full points and conceded a last-minute goal to draw 1-1 with Japan in their second match at the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos.
Asian Champions hockey: India rout China
India scored a 5-0 victory over hosts China in their opening match, in the first men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Ordos, China, on Saturday. Gurvinder Singh Chandi (5th minute), Yuvraj Walmiki (21st), Rupinder Pal Singh (41st), Rajpal Singh (43rd) and VR Raghunath (62nd) were the scorers.
August 31, 2011IOA asks FIH to keep Champions Trophy in India
The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday warned the International Hockey Federation (FIH) against changing the venue of this year's Champions Trophy from the Indian capital to any other country.
August 30, 2011Meredith World Series Hockey Technical Director
Dennis Meredith, a former Competitions and Events Manager and currently member of the FIH's panel of Tournament Directors, has been appointed Technical Director for the upcoming US $2 million prize-money World Series Hockey.
August 28, 2011Sandeep, Sardara banned for indiscipline
Hockey India cracked the whip on Saturday, slapping a two-year ban on star players Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh for repeated indiscipline. The national federation imposed the sanction on Sandeep and Sardara after a marathon meeting, which was attended by Hockey India's top brass, including its secretary-general Narinder Batra.
August 26, 2011Recent controversies won't affect us: Rajpal
Indian Hockey has been dogged by a spate of controversies in recent past, including the pull-out of two senior players from the national camp, but captain Rajpal Singh feels that won't affect the team's performance in the upcoming inaugural Asian Champions Trophy.
August 24, 2011Raghunath, Vikas Kumar replace Sandeep, Sardara
Drag-flicker V Raghunath and midfielder Vikas Kumar were on Wednesday included in place of Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh in the squad for the Asian Champions Trophy hockey after the two senior players abruptly left the national camp, currently underway in Bangalore.
Hockey India to act against erring players
Hockey India's general secretary Narender Batra on Wednesday said they are planning to take strong disciplinary action against Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh for abruptly leaving the national camp, currently underway in Bangalore.
August 19, 2011No one more indisciplined than Pargat: Harendra
Former India coach Harendra Singh launched a scathing attack on former India captain and current chairman of Hockey India's disciplinary committee Pargat Singh, calling him an 'indisciplined man'.
August 17, 2011Eight Pakistani players for World Series Hockey
Eight players from Pakistan, including former captain Rehan Butt, have signed up for the World Series Hockey (WSH), which will be held across eight Indian cities from December 15 to January 22, 2012.
Sports psychologist to work with India hockey team
With an aim to enhance mental toughness of the players ahead of upcoming international tournaments, the Indian hockey team management is all set to rope in a Bangalore-based lady sports psychologist on temporary basis.
'Changes in hockey rules affect India, Pakistan'
Constant changes in the rules of field hockey have affected the performance of former giants of the game -- India and Pakistan -- while benefiting European teams the most, according to ace Pakistan forward Rehan Butt.
August 16, 2011Rajpal to lead in Asian Champions hockey
Forward Rajpal Singh will lead a young 18-member India squad in the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Ordos, China, from September 3 to 11.
'Qualifying for Olympics tough, not impossible'
In its bid to counter European heavyweight nations during the upcoming Champions Trophy hockey tournament, the Indian team management headed by Australian chief coach Michael Nobbs is mulling on roping in an assistant coach from Europe on temporary basis.
August 03, 2011Srs should not beg HI to play for India: Dhanraj
Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay has advised the five senior players who have been issued show cause notices by Hockey India, for leaving the Bangalore camp to attend a promotional event, not to beg the federation to play for the country.
July 29, 2011Former India goalie Singh says exclusion one-eyed
Former India goalkeeper Baljit Singh continues to parry shots as well as retirement talk despite being told he was surplus to requirements after damaging his eye two years ago.
July 26, 2011'Don't make a mockery of Dronacharya awards'
Former national hockey coach Harendra Singh is furious after learning that his name is not in the nomination list for the Dronacharya award and believes that people are making a 'mockery of the award'.
HI-IHF pact 'bizarre live-in relationship': IOA
Calling the working agreement between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation a 'bizarre live-in relationship', IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday said the two federations for one discipline will never be accepted.
July 25, 2011World Series on schedule after HI-IHF truce
The cloud of doubt that threatened to disrupt the million-dollar World Series Hockey (WSH) has been cleared after warring factions Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) entered into an interim arrangement on Monday.
Dhyan Chand recommended for Bharat Ratna
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has stirred up a storm, claiming the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the field of sports, should go to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand and not Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
July 22, 2011Pargat slams Indian World Series Hockey captains
Hockey India's disciplinary panel chairman Pargat Singh on Friday demanded a stern action against the country's top five players, who left the ongoing national camp in Bangalore without permission to attend a function organized by the rival Indian Hockey Federation.
July 20, 2011Hockey India, IHF told to merge by July 25
The government on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation to merge by July 25, failing which the Sports Ministry will take a decision and intimate the Supreme Court about it.
July 18, 2011Subbiah is trying to finish my career: Baljit
Out-of-favour India goalkeeper Baljit Singh accused national selector A B Subbiah for trying to destroy his international career by indulging in "dirty politics", thus keeping him out of the list of probables for the Asian Champions Trophy in September.
July 16, 2011Baljit left out of probables for Asian CT
Goalkeeper Baljit Singh, who made a comeback to the Indian hockey camp after two years in wilderness, could not make the core group and was left out of the 48-strong list of probables for the first Asian Champions Trophy in September.
July 15, 2011HI-IHF talks fail, merger process stalled
In a major setback, the much-anticipated merger process between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation fell apart, thereby plunging the fate of the national game into deep uncertainty.
June 29, 2011Nobbs named India hockey coach
Australian Michael Jack Nobbs was on Wednesday appointed as India's hockey coach for an unprecedented five-year period, ending weeks of speculation over the job left vacant by Spaniard Jose Brasa.
June 26, 2011India 7th at FIH Women's Champions Challenge
India came from behind to beat Azerbaijan 3-1 and finish seventh in the FIH Womens Champions Challenge 1 Hockey Tournament at Dublin, Ireland on Sunday.
June 25, 2011Hockey: Indian eves go down to South Africa
The dismal show by the Indian women'team continued at the FIH Women's Champions Challenge 1 hockey tournament in Dublin, Ireland as they lost 0-2 to South Africa in a 5-8 position match, on Saturday.
June 24, 2011IHF, Hockey India merger hits roadblock
The reconciliation efforts between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation suffered a setback on Friday, with the IHF rejecting the merger proposal in its current form.
June 23, 2011Champions Challenge hockey: Indian eves lose in QF
India were handed a 1-0 defeat by Japan in the quarter-finals of the women's Champions Challenge 1 hockey tournament, in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday.
June 22, 2011India in women's Champions Challenge hockey QF
Skipper Saba Anjum led from the front, scoring three goals, as India thrashed Azerbaijan 6-1 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the FIH Women's Champions Challenge I hockey tournament in Dublin, Ireland.
June 21, 2011I am willing to coach the Indian team: Zaman
Former captain and coach of the Pakistan hockey team Tahir Zaman feels that foreign coaches are not a long term solution for India and Pakistan hockey as they come from a completely different background.
June 17, 2011Coaching India an interesting option: Oltmans
Veteran Dutch hockey coach Roelant Oltmans says coaching India as an interesting proposition, but with a few riders.
June 16, 2011HI to host Champions Trophy, Oly qualifier
The Sports Ministry has given Hockey India clearance to host the 33rd FIH Champions Trophy and next year's Olympic qualifying tournament.
June 14, 2011Govt proposal tilting towards Hockey India: IHF
Uncertainty still remains over the proposed merger of Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation after a miffed IHF on Tuesday claimed that the government's power-sharing formula is 'tilted towards Hockey India'.
June 09, 2011Maken summons HI, IHF for merger talks
Sports minister Ajay Maken has summoned the presidents of Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a meeting on Saturday to resolve their long-standing dispute over recognition and power-sharing.
June 08, 2011Punjab beat Mumbai for Nat U-17 hockey crown
Favourites Punjab won the inaugural National Under-17 Hockey Championship for boys, defeating hosts Mumbai 2-1 in the final at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
'Rivaly of hockey bodies cause for decline'
Hockey Olympian Manohar Topno on Wednesday blamed lack of infrastructure and rivalry between the Indian Hockey Federation and Hockey India as major causes for the game's declining standard in the country.
June 06, 2011Player doesn't regret allegations against Kaushik
She is fed up with the controversy and wants an end to it but hockey player T S Ranjitha Devi, who sensationally accused former coach M K Kaushik of sexual harassment last year, continues to stand by her allegations and does not regret the furore that followed.
June 01, 2011Brasa wants to return as India coach
Former India coach Jose Brasa has expressed his desire to return to the country, saying he is open to an offer if it comes his way.
May 23, 2011Oldest hockey Olympian Galibardy dies
Joseph Galibardy, the oldest living hockey Olympian who donned India colours at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, passed away on May 17 in Walthamstow, England. He was 96. The funeral is on May 31, 12 noon, at Our Lady and St Georges Church, 132 Shernall Street, Walthamstow E17 9HU.
May 21, 2011BPCL stun ONGC to lift Aga Khan trophy
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Bangalore scored a surprise 4-1 win against Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Delhi in the final of the DCB Presents Aga Khan hockey tournament -- 2011, at the Bombay Gymkhana ground, on Saturday evening.
May 20, 2011ONGC, BPCL to clash in Aga Khan hockey final
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Delhi, rode on a fine hat-trick from Akashdeep Singh to trounce Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bangalore, 5-2, while Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Bangalore, struggled to overcome South Central Railway (SCR), Secunderabad 1-0 in the semi-finals on Friday.
May 19, 2011South Central Railway in Aga Khan hockey semis
South Central Railway (SCR), Chennai, combined well to derail Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala, with a 4-1 defeat in a quarter-final match of the DCB Presents Aga Khan hockey tournament - 2011, at the Bombay Gymkhana ground, in Mumbai, on Thursday.
May 17, 2011Deepak Thakur 'tricks' in Indian Oil win
Captain Deepak Thakur's brilliant hat-trick helped Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) rally brilliantly and beat Karnataka XI 4-3 in a quarter-final match of the DCB Presents Aga Khan hockey tournament - 2011, at the Bombay Gymkhana ground, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.
Indian hockey needs fresh legs: Bhaskaran
Lauding young penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh for his impressive performance in the Azlan Shah Cup, Bhaskaran suggested zone-based tournaments to broaden the country's reserve pool in hockey.
May 15, 2011Azlan Shah: India lose to South Korea, finish 6th
The Indian hockey team's campaign in the Azlan Shah Cup ended on a disappointing note as they finished sixth after going down 1-2 to South Korea in their classification match in Ipoh on Sunday.
May 12, 2011Azlan Shah hockey: NZ drub India
India's medal hopes in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament went up in smoke as New Zealand rode on a penalty-corner hat-trick by Andrew Hayward to humiliate the title holders 7-3 in their last round-robin
Aga Khan hockey: Viren, Dhanraj for Bombay Gym
Three petroleum teams -- Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) -- all boasting experienced Indian stars in their ranks, start as favourites in the Development Credit Bank Aga Khan hockey tournament, which commences at the Bombay Gymkhana on Sunday, May 15. The final is on May 21.
May 11, 2011Azlan hockey: Pakistan rally to down India
India squandered a one-goal lead and went down 1-3 to Pakistan in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
Azlan hockey: Aus down Korea, move to top
World champions Australia warded off a spirited challenge from South Korea to carve a 4-2 victory and move to the top of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament standings, on Wednesday.
May 10, 2011Aga Khan hockey from May 15
Unfazed by an Indian Hockey Federation directive to not revive the century-old Aga Khan tournament, the Bombay Gynmkhana is going ahead with its plan to hold the event from May 15-21.
May 09, 2011Azlan Shah: India outclass Malaysia 5-2
Double defending champions India came up with a spirited display to outclass hosts Malaysia 5-2 and returned back in medal contention in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh.
Azlah Shah: Australia outplay Pakistan 5-1
World champions Australia showed their class with a 5-1 thrashing of Pakistan to maintain their unbeaten streak in the Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh on Monday.
May 08, 2011Azlan Shah: India hold Australia 1-1
A resolute India, riding on Adrian D'Souza's brilliant goalkeeping, rallied to hold World and Olympic champions Australia to a 1-1 draw in their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Sunday.
May 06, 2011Harendra lauds Rupinder Pal's showing
Chief coach Harendra Singh said the 3-1 victory over Great Britain in the Azlan Shah hockey tournament on Friday has injected life into the Indian team's campaign following the debacle against South Korea. He was all praise for young deep defender Rupinder Pal Singh, who scored a hat-trick with low penalty-corner flicks that surprised the British goalkeeper.
Azlan hockey: Rupinder 'tricks in win over Britain
Rupinder Pal Singh struck thrice from penalty-corners as India beat Great Britain 3-1 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday evening.
India offers to host World Inter-Club hockey
International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Nerge on Friday said that India has offered to host the inaugural edition of the World Inter-Club Championship in 2013.
Shoot-out to be tried in Azlan hockey
The summit clash and play-offs on the last day of the ongoing Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament will be decided by shoot-outs instead of the usual penalty-stroke tie-breakers, tournament director Dallas Riseley said.
May 05, 2011Team fell apart after Mahadik's injury: Harendra
Coach Harendra Singh attributed India's opening match loss to South Korea in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament to the absence of penalty-corner specialist Dhananjay Mahadik in the second half.
Azlan hockey: India squander lead, lose to Korea
India paid the price for a listless show in defence as they squandered a two-goal advantage and went down 2-3 to South Korea in their opening match of the Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday.
May 04, 2011India chase hat-trick of Azlan Shah hockey titles
Battling a spate of injuries and non-selection of two star players – Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh -- double defending champions India will be looking to complete a hat-trick of titles in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament that begins in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday.
April 29, 2011Resume Indo-Pak hockey ties: Dhanraj Pillay
Former Indian hockey team captain Dhanraj Pillay feels that resuming of India-Pakistan hockey test series should help both countries in regaining their foothold at the international level.
April 21, 2011Hock: 34 probables for Women's Champions Challenge
Hockey India on Thursday selected 34 probables for the seventh FIH Women's Champions Challenge I tournament at Dublin, Ireland after a two-day selection trials at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.
April 19, 2011Nat coach will be Indian: Hockey India
Hockey India ruled out the prospect of a foreigner being appointed full-time coach of the national team, insisting an 'Indian national' will be at the helm of affairs.
Inexperienced Indian squad for Azlan hockey
At least six senior players, including former captain Rajpal Singh, are not in the team for the tournament, starting May 5, in Ipoh, Malaysia.
April 15, 2011Delhi to host men's Champions Trophy hockey
The prestigious Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament will be held in New Delhi from December 3 to 11, the FIH announced on Friday. The world's top eight countries, including Olympic champions Germany and 2010 World Cup winners Australia, will take part in the tournament.
April 06, 2011Azlan Shah: Halappa captain, Sandeep, Sardara axed
Veteran forward Arjun Halappa has been appointed captain of the Indian team for next month's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia even as drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh failed to find a place in the list of 45 probables.
February 12, 2011Hock: Ind pooled with Spain in Champions Challenge
India have been drawn with Spain, Azerbaijan and hosts Ireland in Group B of the Women's Champion Challenge to be held in Dublin from June 18 to 26.
February 05, 2011Delhi to host men's Champions Trophy in December
Delhi will host the men's hockey Champions Trophy from Dec. 1-11, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement.
January 27, 2011FIH acting like big brother, says IHF
Unperturbed by the FIH diktat asking member countries to either stay away from the World Series Hockey or risk Olympics exclusion, the organisers of the league on Thursday said they will "go ahead" as planned and seek legal recourse against the game's governing body if necessary.
IHF-Nimbus World Series not recognised: FIH
In a move which could derail the ambitious plan of the Indian Hockey Federation to organise a World Series of Hockey in the country, the FIH has threatened to bar players and national associations from participating in the Olympic Games if they associate with the league.
January 18, 2011Batra elected VP of Asian Hockey Federation
Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra has been elected to the post of vice president of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) at its recent Congress held at Kuala Lumpur.
January 14, 2011Dutch hockey coach reluctant to return to Pakistan
Pakistan could lose their Dutch national team hockey coach Michel van den Heuvel who said on Thursday he was not keen to return because of security concerns.
January 05, 2011Balbir, Sita retained in HI selection panel
Former India captain Col. Balbir Singh and Arjuna awardee Sita Gusain Mehta have been retained in the newly-constituted 10-member selection committee announced by Hockey India, in Delhi, on Wednesday. Apart from Balbir and Sita, none of their former colleagues -- BP Govinda, Muneer Sait and Arjuna awardee Madhu Yadav -- found a place in the new panel, which has three female representatives in Rekha Bhide, Rajbir Kaur and Sita.
December 28, 2010Nimbus launches lucrative world hockey league
In a show of defiance against Hockey India, almost the entire Indian team that took part in the recent Asian and Commonwealth Games has signed up for the million-dollar prize money World Series Hockey (League) that was launched on Tuesday by Nimbus Sport and Indian Hockey Federation.
Pak hockey players want to play in Indian league
Pakistan hockey players want to be a part of million dollar prize money World Series Hockey (League) in India although the IHF has left the decision on Indian government.
December 18, 2010India's Rani, Sardar in hockey All Stars team
India's teen wizard Rani Rampal and defender Sardar Singh have made it to the FIH All Stars team, International Hockey Federation announced on Saturday.
December 17, 2010Pak, S Korea get wildcards for Champions Trophy
Asian Games gold medallist Pakistan and South Korea were on Friday handed wildcard entries for next year's Champions Trophy hockey tournament, scheduled to be held in India.
December 15, 2010Air India down Indian Oil in Beighton final
Star-studded Air India lifted the 115th edition of the Beighton Cup hockey tournament scoring a 2-1 win over defending champions Indian Oil at the Sports Authority of India artificial turf in Kolkata on Wednesday.
December 12, 2010Shahid backs Dhanraj for hockey coach job
Former India captain Mohammed Shahid on Sunday welcomed Dhanraj Pillay's desire to become national hockey coach and asked the federation to take his claim seriously.
December 11, 2010I am fit enough to be India hockey coach: Dhanraj
At a time when Indian hockey is looking for a national coach after Spaniard Jose Brasa's contract was not renewed, former captain Dhanraj Pillay said he is the fittest person for the job.
December 07, 2010Hockey captain Rajpal wants Australian coach
His unsavoury relationship with Jose Brasa, notwithstanding, India hockey captain Rajpal Singh is still in favour of a foreign coach but advised Hockey India to take cue from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while selecting the coaching staff of the national team.
November 20, 2010Asiad hockey: India down Pakistan to enter semis
The Indian men's hockey team advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Games after beating Pakistan 3-2 in a Group B match in Guangzhou, on Saturday.
November 17, 2010Asian Games Hockey: India rout Bangladesh 9-0
Penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh pumped in four goals as India swamped Bangladesh 9-0 to notch up their second straight victory in Group B men's league of the Asian Games hockey competition at the Aoti field in Guangzhou, on Wednesday.
November 13, 2010Dwyer, Aymar named 2010 FIH Players of the Year
Australia's hockey legend Jamie Dwyer and Luciana Aymar of Argentina created history by winning the FIH men's and women's Player of the Year award for an incredible fourth and seventh time respectively.
November 12, 2010India to host four major hock tourneys in 3 yrs
The successful conduct of the men's hockey World Cup earlier this year has earned rich dividends for India as the country is set to host as many as four major International Hockey Federation (FIH) events in the next three years.
November 04, 2010Rajpal, Surinder to lead Asian Games hockey teams
Rajpal Singh and experienced forward Surinder Kaur will lead India's challenge in the men's and women's hockey events respectively at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27. Both teams leave for the quadrennial Games on Friday.
November 03, 2010Mariamma Koshy appointed interim president of HI
Mariamma Koshy, the head of Hockey Kerala has been appointed the interim president of the Hockey India in place of octagenarian Vidya Stokes, who resigned from the post a few days back.
November 02, 2010'Men's hockey team eyeing Olympic qualification'
Sealing a berth in the 2012 London Olympics is what the Indian men's hockey team is targetting in the upcoming Asian Games in Guangzhou, national coach Harendra Singh said on Tuesday.
October 27, 2010Hockey India president Vidya Stokes resigns
Barely three months after defying the government's age limit guidelines and being elected Hockey India president, Vidya Stokes created a flutter on Wednesday by resigning with immediate effect. The 83-year-old's resignation was announced through a statement by Hockey India, which claimed that the decision was in accordance with her commitment made to the Sports Minister to step down after the Commonwealth Games.
October 20, 2010India to start against HK China in Asian Games
The Indian men's hockey team will be up against against Hong Kong China while the women will take on Malaysia in their respective lung-openers of the 16th Asian Games starting November 12 in Guangzhou, China.
October 14, 2010Australia thrash India for men's hockey gold
Eight-time Olympic champions India's dream of registering a maiden hockey gold in the Commonwealth Games came down crashing as World champions Australia spanked them 8-0 in the final, to win their fourth consecutive gold in the quadrennial event.
October 13, 2010Australia win women's hockey gold
Australia successfully defended their Commonwealth Games crown, defeating a spirited New Zealand 4-2 via the tie-breaker in the final of the women's hockey event at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium on Wednesday.
Brasa hits back after England cry foul
The Indian hockey team's Spanish coach Jose Brasa sounded a lot like one of football's great managers Jose Mourinho when he countered every allegation the England team management levelled after the men's hockey semi-final loss in the Commonwealth Games.
October 12, 2010India, Australia to clash in men's hockey final
India turned in a superb show as they rallied from two goals down to beat England 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out and book a berth in final of the men's hockey tournament at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The teams were locked 3-3 at the end of 70 minutes' full-time and 15 minutes' extra-time.
October 10, 2010India trounce Pak, enter men's hockey semis
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and Shivendra Singh scored a double each as India thrashed Pakistan 7-4 in a must-win Pool A match to storm into the semi-finals of the men's hockey event in the Commonwealth Games, at the packed Major Dhyan Chand National stadium, on Sunday.
October 09, 2010Aus edge past Pak to enter semis
World champions Australia were made to sweat before beating Pakistan 1-0 and sealing a place in the semi-finals of the men's hockey tournament at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
October 07, 2010Men's hockey: Aus too good for India
Australia proved too good for India in the men's hockey tournament at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. The World champions thrashed the hosts 5-2 in a Pool A match and took a step closer to the semi-finals. Desmond Abbott (2nd minute), Trent Mitton (6th), Eddie Ockenden (48th), Liam de Young (54th) and Glenn Turner (58th) scored for Australia while Dharamvir Singh (12th) and Sandeep Singh were India's goal-getters.
Karnataka, Haryana win Jr Nat hockey
Karnataka boys and Haryana girls emerged champions in the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championships, organised by the Pune District Hockey Association, under the auspices of the Indian Hockey Federation.
October 04, 2010CWG Hockey: Indian women held by Scotland
Reigning silver medalists India were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Scotland in their opening Pool A match of the women's hockey event at the Commonwealth Games, at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Monday. The Indians fought back from a 0-1 deficit and scored through Jasjeet Kaur Handa (45th minute) after Scotland took the lead in the third minute from a Holly Gram field goal.
October 03, 2010Jr Nat hockey: Karnataka, SAIL in semis
Karnataka and Steel Authority of India Limited from Orissa scored hard-fought victories in their respective boys' quarter-final matches to set up an interesting semi-final in the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championship, organized by Pune District Hockey Association in association with the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, under the auspices of the Indian Hockey Federation.
October 02, 2010Jr Nat hockey: Mumbai teams crash out
Mumbai's boys and girls' teams bowed out of the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championships in contrasting fashion on Saturday. The Mumbai boys went down fighting to a plucky Karnataka 1-2 in a pre-quarter-final match while the girls were squarely beaten 6-1 by Punjab in a quarter-final.
October 01, 2010Jr Nat hockey: Mumbai rout AP
Showing good understanding in both attack and defence, Mumbai rode roughshod against Andhra Pradesh to post a convincing 7-0 victory in a boys' Pool 'B' league match in the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championship for boys and girls, at the Major Dhyanchand ground, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nehrunagar, on Thursday evening.
September 29, 2010Jr Nat hockey: Bhopal, Jharkhand on scoring spree
Bhopal and Jharkhand went on a goal-scoring spree in their respective boys and girls' matches in the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championship, organized by the Pune District Hockey Association, under the auspices of the Indian Hockey Federation, on Wednesday. Sadly, it was teams from Tripura who had to face the wrath in both the matches.
CWG: India beat England in practice match
Dragflicker Sandeep Singh converted two penalty corners to help India inflict a 3-1 defeat on England in their second practice match ahead of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.
September 28, 2010Jr Nat Hockey: Mumbai too strong for MP
Mumbai proved far too strong for Madhya Pradesh, winning 12-0, in a boys' Pool 'B' league match of the Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championship for boys and girls, at the Major Dhyanchand ground, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nehrunagar on Tuesday evening.
September 26, 2010Sail, Rajasthan register convincing wins
SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), Orissa, continued their impressive form at the 35th Junior (under-20) National Hockey Championship for boy's and girl's, as they scored another authoritative win, handing Manipur a 7-1 defeat, for their second successive win in Pool 'A', at the Major Dhyanchand ground, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nehrunagar on Sunday.
September 12, 2010Argentina beat Dutch 3-1 to win hockey World Cup
Carla Rebecchi scored twice as Argentina were crowned women's hockey world champions for the second time on Saturday after beating holders Netherlands 3-1 in the World Cup final.
September 10, 2010Women's Hockey WC: Holders Dutch to meet Argentina
Olympic and world champions Netherlands will meet hosts Argentina in the women's hockey World Cup final on Saturday.
Dutch meet Argentina in women's hockey WC final
Olympic and World champions Netherlands will meet hosts Argentina in the women's hockey World Cup final Saturday. It will be a repeat of the Champions Trophy final in Nottingham in July when Argentina beat the Dutch 4-2 for their third successive title.
September 08, 2010Women's Hockey WC: India lose again
Germany beat Australia 1-0 in Pool A on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup where they will meet hosts Argentina. New Zealand beat India 3-0 and avoided finishing bottom of the pool.
September 07, 2010Hosts Argentina secure top spot with England win
Hosts Argentina, keeping their goal intact for the fourth successive match, beat England 2-0 on Monday to win Pool B at the women's hockey World Cup.
September 06, 2010India score first win at women's hockey WC
The Indian women's hockey team ended a three-match losing streak by upstaging Japan 2-0 in its penultimate pool match at the FIH World Cup at the Jockey Club in Rosario, Argentina, on Sunday. The team -- which was convincingly beaten in their first three matches by the Netherlands, Australia and Germany -- led 1-0 at half-time, with Rani Rampal scoring in the 14th minute.
Women's Hockey World Cup: Dutch reach semi-finals
Kim Lammers scored a dramatic winning goal two minutes from time as Netherlands beat Germany 2-1 in Pool A to reach the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup Sunday.
September 04, 2010I don't understand why SAI is lying: Brasa
Defying Sports Authority of India's gag order, Indian hockey team's chief coach Jose Brasa has called his employer SAI a "liar" and said he is not willing to prolong his association with the national side once his contract expires in November this year.
Dutch thrash Australia, Germany whip India
Maartje Paumen scored her second hat-trick of the women's hockey World Cup as favourites Netherlands beat Australia 4-1 in Pool A on Friday.
September 02, 2010India thrashed again in women's hockey World Cup
Rani Rampal's double strike went in vain as India suffered their second consecutive defeat in the women's hockey World Cup, losing 3-6 to Australia in a Pool A match in Rosario, Argentina.
September 01, 2010Aus name 11 debutants in CWG squad
Aiming to keep their perfect record at the Commonwealth Games intact, defending champions Australia on Wednesday announced a 16-member hockey squad for the October 3-14 mega-event in Delhi.
Women's hockey WC: England stun China
England upset Olympic silver medallists China 1-0 with a first-minute goal for their second victory at the women's hockey World Cup on Tuesday.
August 31, 2010Hockey: India's eves thrashed in WC opener
Indian eves suffered their heaviest defeat in the history of women's hockey World Cup when they were mauled 1-7 by defending champions The Netherlands in their opening match in Rosario, Argentina.
August 30, 2010Rajpal to lead hockey team in CWG
Rajpal Singh was on Monday named captain of the 16-member hockey squad, announced by Hockey India, for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
August 29, 2010Ajitpal Singh hits out at Hockey coach Brasa
Olympian and Indian selector Ajitpal Singh on Sunday hit out at national team coach Jose Brasa and said the Spaniard's comments were baseless in an effort to create a controversy ahead of this year's Commonwealth Games.
August 28, 2010'Remembering Dhyan Chand, the magician'
Indian hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand loved fishing and cooked for his wards when he was a coach, former Olympian Gurbux Singh said on the eve of the master's 105th birth anniversary, to be celebrated in the country as National Sports Day.
August 27, 2010IOA-Hockey India team for C'wealth Games
The Supreme Court on Friday permitted the Indian Olympic Association and Hockey India to field the men's and women's teams in the October Commonwealth Games. The order was passed after Hockey India's rival Indian Hockey Federation admitted that it is not affiliated to the International Hockey Federation.
SAI gags India hockey coach Brasa
India's chief hockey coach Jose Brasa was on Friday prevented from speaking to the media after he claimed, in an interview, that he is being treated like a slave by the Sports Authority of India and Hockey India. The Sports Authority of India promptly reacted by slapping a gag order on the Spaniard till the Commonwealth Games.
Coach Brasa failed to deliver: Hockey India
Hockey India (HI) on Friday lashed out at India's chief coach Jose Brasa for his criticism of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the national body, saying the Spaniard is trying to portray himself as a "martyr" after failing to deliver in his job.
August 25, 2010SC concerned over non-selection of hockey team
The ongoing tussle between two associations over control of the national game has drawn the attention of the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday expressed fear that the Indian hockey team may lose its chance to participate in the Commonwealth Games as the team is not yet selected.
August 21, 2010Tough outing awaiting Indian eves at hockey WC
Leaving behind off-field controversies, the Indian women's hockey team on Saturday left for Rosario, Argentina to participate in the August 28 to September 11 World Cup.
August 17, 2010Hockey India to send team for women's World Cup
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Hockey India and the Indian Olympic Association to send the country's women's team to participate in the World Cup in Argentina, beginning August 26. The apex court noted that the players selected for the World Cup by Hockey India and the IOA are the same as those identified and selected by the government-run Sports Authority of India.
August 12, 2010IHF, IWHF merge, election in October
In a first step towards getting FIH recognition, the Indian Hockey Federation and Indian Women's Hockey Federation merged on Thursday to form a single body that will handle the affairs of the game in the country.
August 11, 2010IHF, IWHF to merge on Thursday
The KPS Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation is all set to merge with the Indian Women's Hockey Federation on Thursday to strengthen its claim to being the sole representative body for the sport in the country.
India's hockey great Leo Pinto passes away
One of the country's all-time great hockey players and the oldest Olympian, Leo Pinto, breathed his last in Mumbai on Tuesday at the age of 96.
August 09, 2010Government and FIH on collision course
The Government of India and FIH [International Hockey Federation] appear heading for a bitter showdown over the affiliation dispute, with the world body refusing to derecognise Hockey India and peeved Sports Ministry maintaining that a "private body" like Hockey India cannot be granted recognition.
Australia bag 11th Champions hockey crown
Australia trounced England 4-0 and claimed a third successive Champions Trophy, 11th in all, in a rain-delayed match in Moenchengladbach (Germany), on Sunday. England, who had never finished better than fifth, were runners-up while the Netherlands placed third after beating Germany 4-1. Spain beat New Zealand 3-1 to finish fifth.
August 05, 2010Committee to probe hockey sex scandal formed
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formed a five-member committee, headed by Director Sarada Ali Khan, to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment against former women's hockey coach M K Kaushik.
Vidya Stokes elected Hockey India president
Vidya Stokes was elected Hockey India president after defeating former national captain Pargat Singh in the much-awaited polls in New Delhi on Thursday.
August 04, 2010IHF to merge with IWHF
In a move that may jeopardise the existence of Hockey India, the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) said it is in talks with IWHF to form a single body for the game and willing to follow government's age and tenure guidelines.
August 03, 2010Indian High Commission to release new information
The Indian High Commission in London said it was 'actively' looking into controversy over the hiring of a London-Queen's Baton Relay ceremony, and said it would release 'further information' in due course.
Government issues notices to HI, IHF
In a new twist to the drama surrounding the national game, Sports Ministry sought clarifications from both Hockey India and Indian Hockey
July 30, 2010SC order on polls fitting reply to opponents: HI
A relieved Hockey India (HI) on Friday said the Supreme Court's green signal to its elections is a slap in the face of those who are constantly creating problems in the conduct of its much-awaited polls.
Hockey India gets Supreme Court nod for election
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Hockey India to hold elections for its executive body but restrained it from implementation of the results. A Bench, comprising Justices Altmas Kabir and A K Patnaik, stayed the Bombay and the Delhi high court orders restraining it from conducting elections scheduled for July 28 and posted the matter for further hearing on August 19.
July 28, 2010HC raps Centre over status of Hockey India
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Central government for not complying with its order regarding recognition of Hockey India (HI) and said that elections might be postponed.
Mumbai, Delhi HC stay Hockey India elections
After the Bombay high court, the Delhi high court on Wednesday stayed the election process in Hockey India following failure of the Central government to clarify the legal position of Hockey India and the Indian
July 27, 2010Government withdraws observer for HI elections
Abiding by the Delhi High Court's directive, the Sports Ministry today withdrew its observer for the much-awaited Hockey India elections.
'IHF is only recognised body for hockey in India'
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the government should not associate itself with the Hockey India elections, due Wednesday, as it is a private body. The Court also held that Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) is the only recognised body for the sport in the country.
July 26, 2010Kaushik to take legal action against Hockey India
The sex scandal in Indian hockey took a new turn on Monday with the Sports Ministry launching its own probe into allegations of sexual harassment against suspended coach M K Kaushik, who has threatened to take legal action against Hockey India (HI) for maligning him.
Kalmadi is the dirty face of Indian sport: Pargat
Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh launched a scathing attack on Indian Olympic Association chief Suresh Kalmadi, calling him the "dirty face of Indian sport", who is desperate to maintain control over the game's administration by interfering in the much-awaited Hockey India polls.
July 25, 2010Hockey scam: Delhi Police yet to receive documents
The Delhi Police, on Sunday, claimed that they are yet to receive the relevant documents relating to the case forwarded by Hockey India (HI) against former woman's hockey coach MK Kaushik.
July 24, 2010'More women needed in hockey scandal panel'
The Delhi Commission of Women has expressed resentment towards the male dominated inquiry panel set up by Hockey India to investigate charges of sexual harassment against M K Kaushik, former coach of the women's hockey team.
July 23, 2010Inquiry panel probing sex scam sends report to HI
The five-member inquiry committee, probing the sex scandal that has rocked Indian hockey, submitted its report to Hockey India on Friday.
'Hockey sex scandal panel has no legal sanctity'
Legal experts feel that the five-member committee constituted to probe charges of sexual harassment against M K Kaushik, former chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team, has no legal sanctity and does not carry the same weight as one constituted in accordance with the Supreme Court's directive in the Vishaka vs Government of Rajasthan case.
Panel likely to nail Kaushik for sexual harassment
Hockey India's four-member committee, including two former Olympians Ajit Pal Singh and Zafar Iqbal, is likely to nail former chief coach of the Indian hockey team M K Kaushik on the alleged sexual harassment of the members the Indian women's hockey team.
July 22, 2010Brinda Karat for filing FIR against Kaushik
Vrinda Karat, member of Politbureau of Communist Party of India, on Thursday agreed with former super cop and former President of the Indian Hockey Federation KPS Gill that an FIR should be filed against the former chief coach of the Indian hockey team MK Kaushik.
Now, former coach Baldev speaks against Kaushik
Dronacharya awardee hockey coach Baldev Singh, who has groomed many star players like skipper Surinder Kaur, on Thursday backed sexual harassment accusations against M K Kaushik, saying he was aware about the alleged misbehaviour of the national coach.
Negi keen to coach women's hockey team
Former India goalkeeper Mir Ranjan Negi has thrown his hat in the ring to become the new coach of the national women's hockey team after incumbent MK Kaushik resigned on Wednesday in the wake of a sex scandal.
Kalmadi refuses to speak on hockey sex scandal
Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday chose not to speak on the sex scandal that rocked the Indian women's hockey on Tuesday.
HI accepts Kaushik's resignation
Hockey India president Vidya Stokes on Thursday accepted the resignation of women's team coach MK Kaushik, a day after he relinquished the post in the wake of the sex scandal that has rocked the national game.
July 21, 2010File FIR against M K Kaushik: KPS Gill
In a conversation with rediff.com late on Wednesday evening, former President of the Indian Hockey Federation who was reinstated as the President of Indian hockey by court, said that a criminal case should be filed against the coach.
Kaushik resigns, videographer sacked
Indian women's hockey coach M K Kaushik resigned on Wednesday in the wake of the sex scandal that has rocked Indian hockey. Hockey India secretary-general Narinder Batra told reporters that Kaushik had submitted his resignation to interim president Vidya Stokes.
There's hope for Indian hockey: Edwards
former India hockey goalkeeper Alloysius Edwards believes there is a huge pool of talent in India and there is still hope for hockey in the country.
India to host 2011 hockey Champions Trophy
Following the successful conduct of the hockey World Cup in New Delhi in March last, India has been alloted the 2011 Men's Champions Trophy hosting rights by International Hockey Federation (FIH).
It's a conspiracy against me: Kaushik
Stunned by allegations of sexual harassment against him, Indian women's hockey coach M K Kaushik on Wednesday said the scandal is a conspiracy hatched by players who failed to get a place in the national side.
Hockey India rejects government grant
Hockey India on Tuesday became the latest sports federation to reject government grant and go ahead with its upcoming elections by defying the Sports Ministry's age limitation guideline.
'RO ignored objection to Stokes's nomination'
SK Mendiratta, Government observer to the Hockey India elections, on Tuesday objected to the acceptance of Vidya Stokes's nomination for president's post in violation of Sports Ministry's recent age limitation guideline and hinted that he might resign.
HI accept Stokes's nomination for president's post
Defying the government's age limitation guidelines, Vidya Stokes's nomination for Hockey India president's post was on Tuesday accepted by the returning officer, setting the stage for a showdown between the Sports Ministry and the national federation.
Women hockey player alleges sexual harassment
Indian Hockey was rocked by a fresh controversy on Tuesday with a member of the women's team sending a written complaint alleging sexual harassment against one of the coaching staff.
July 20, 2010India trounce France 6-0, pocket hockey series
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh continued his goal-scoring spree as India thrashed France 6-0 in the second hockey Test and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Paris.
July 18, 2010Mumbai edge Haryana, retain National hockey title
Alden D'Souza struck twice as three time champions Mumbai overcame Haryana 3-2 to regain the 63rd Rangaswamy Cup Senior National Men's Hockey Championship at the floodlit Aishbagh astroturf Stadium in Bhopal on Sunday.
Violence mars TN-Chandigarh tie in National C'ship
Tamil Nadu finished third at the 63rd Rangaswami Cup Senior National Men's Hockey Championship after edging past Chandigarh 3-2 in the play-off match, which also saw Olympian Adam Sinclair being banned for the next edition of the tournament.
July 17, 2010Pargat files nomination for HI president's post
Former India captain Pargat Singh on Saturday filed his nomination for the Hockey India president's post, setting the stage for a showdown with HI interim head Vidya Stokes in the July 28 polls in New Delhi.
India blank Belgium 6-0, win series 2-0
India pumped in four goals in the second half to rout hosts Belgium 6-0 in the third and final hockey Test and clinch the series 2-0 at Wellington, Brussels.
July 16, 2010Gursev steers Mumbai into Sr National hockey final
Defender Gursev Singh fired in two crucial goals to steer former champions Mumbai into the final of the 63rd Rangaswamy Cup Senior National Hockey Championship at the floodlit Aishbagh Astroturf stadium, in Bhopal, on Friday. In the first semi-final, Mumbai routed Chandigarh 3-0, with Gursev scoring the first two goals in the 4th and 63rd minutes and forward Jayesh Jadhav adding the third in the 67th, all off penalty-corners.
Tirkey turns down IHF offer to become selector
Apparently under pressure, former India captain Dilip Tirkey on Friday turned down an offer from the rejuvenated Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to become a part of the four-member national selection committee. 'I am not accepting the appointment as a selector by the IHF. Air India has not given me permission for this,' Tirkey said in Bhubaneswar.
July 15, 2010Hockey India targeting Tirkey, Ballal: Carvalho
Former India coach and captain Joaquim Carvalho hit out at Hockey India on Thursday for preventing fellow-Olympians Dilip Tirkey and Ashish Ballal from performing their roles as selectors of the rival Indian Hockey Federation at the ongoing 63rd men's Nationals in Bhopal.
Chandigarh down MP in thriller in National hockey
Chandigarh overcame hosts Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Academy (MPSHA )7-5 via the tie-breaker to set up a semi-final clash with former champions Mumbai, in the 63rd Rangaswamy Cup Senior National Hockey Championship at the floodlit Aishbagh Astroturf Stadium, Bhopal on Wednesday.
July 14, 2010India, Belgium draw first hockey Test
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh's twin strike from penalty-corners went in vain as India were held to a 3-3 draw by Belgium in the first hockey Test at Temse, Belgium.
Mumbai storm into Sr Hockey C'ships semi-finals
Group D qualifiers Mumbai overcame a spirited Punjab 4-2 in an absorbing tie to storm into the semi-finals of the 63rd Rangaswamy Cup Senior National Hockey Championship at the floodlit Aishbagh Stadium in Bhopal on Wednesday.
June 29, 2010Hockey India elections on July 29
After missing the deadline several times in the past, Hockey India on Tuesday set July 29 as the new date for the much-awaited elections of the national body. Apart from announcing the fresh date, Hockey India also named retired Justice R C Chopra as returning officer for the elections and said the polls will be held as per the Sports Ministry's guidelines.
June 26, 2010Indian eves eke out 3-3 draw against Germany
The Indian women's hockey team pumped in three goals in the second half to hold World No 4 and hosts Germany to a 3-3 draw in the opening match of a four-nation tournament in Essen.
June 23, 2010Kalmadi violates Olympic Charter: Pargat
Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi, accusing him of preventing athletes from joining National Sports Federations. Pargat, who is the secretary of Hockey Punjab, said Kalmadi's style of functioning is in violation of the Olympic Charter.
June 21, 2010Hockey: Indian eves held by Canada in final Test
The series already won, the Indian women's hockey team played out a 2-2 draw against Canada in the final match of the four-Test event at UBC Wright Field, Vancouver on Monday.
June 18, 2010Canada hold India in second hockey Test
Indian eves squandered a one goal lead to play out a 1-1 draw against Canada in their second game of the four-match Hockey Test series at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.
June 17, 2010HI says IHF-organised Nationals unauthorised
The power struggle in the national game intensified with Hockey India (HI) warning players against participating in next month's men's National championship in Bhopal, organised by the Indian Hockey
June 16, 2010Pakistan recalls retired hockey stars
The Pakistan Hockey Federation on Wednesday recalled senior players Sohail Abbas, Rehan Butt and Zeeshan Ashraf, who had announced their retirement after the team finished bottom of the heap in the World Cup in India. The PHF also recalled Waseem Ahmed and Salman Akbar for a national camp, from June 20, in Karachi, to prepare for a tour of Europe ahead of the Commonwealth and Asian Games.
India beat Canada in women's hockey series opener
The Indian women's hockey team got off to a winning start in the four-Test series against Canada, beating the hosts 3-2 in the first match at Tamanawis Park, Surrey, on Wednesday.
Sandeep Singh recalled to Hockey squad
Dragflicker Sandeep Singh made a return, while injured striker Shivendra Singh and midfielder Arjun Halappa have been rested from a 22-member Indian hockey squad for a tour of Europe, starting next month.
June 08, 2010Robinho, Kaka on target in Brazil rout
Robinho scored twice and Kaka was also on target as Brazil routed Tanzania 5-1 on Monday in their last friendly before the World Cup.
June 02, 2010FIH mulling wild card system for Champions Trophy
The International Hockey Federation is planning to introduce two wild card entries in the Champions Trophy from next year which will increase the number of competing teams in the prestigious event from six to eight, Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Asif Bajwa said on Tuesday.
May 31, 2010Kalinga stadium in-charge suspended
The in-charge of Kalinga Stadium was suspended after hockey Olympian Dilip Tirkey alleged that he had been misbehaved at the stadium.
May 26, 2010Sports Ministry asks HI not to hold elections
The Sports Ministry on Tuesday asked Hockey India (HI) to suspend its election process in the wake of the Delhi High Court order reviving the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).
May 22, 2010'Hockey India will continue to govern the game'
Hockey India (HI) will continue to run the game in the country despite Indian Hockey Federation's revival by the Delhi High Court, secretary Narinder Batra said on Saturday.
May 19, 2010Kiwi women rally to hold India
India squandered a two-goal lead and had to settle for a 2-2 draw against New Zealand in the third women's hockey Test at the Kett Capital Hockey Stadium in Napier on Wednesday.
May 18, 2010Having new players for Azlan Shah paid off: Coach
Indian hockey team's go-young policy paid off in the just-concluded Azlan Shah Cup and the team would keep on trying new faces in future tournaments as well, national coach Harendra Singh said.
May 16, 2010Azlan Shah hockey: India, Korea joint winners
Defending champions India and South Korea were on Sunday declared joint winners of the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament as the summit clash between the two teams was called off due to rain in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Hockey Test: Indian eves draw with New Zealand
The Indian Women's team drew 2-2 with New Zealand in the second Test to maintain its 1-0 lead in the five-Test hockey series at the Endeavour Trust Twin Turfs in Palmerston North, New Zealand on Sunday.
May 15, 2010Azlan Shah: India crush Egypt 7-1
Drag-flicker Dhananjay Mahadik scored a hat-trick as defending champions India crushed Egypt 7-1 to enter the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Saturday.
Rani's hat-trick sinks New Zealand
A superb hat-trick by Rani Rampal helped Indian women's team beat hosts New Zealand 3-2 in the first game and go one up in the five-match hockey Test series at the Endeavour Trust Twin Turfs in Palmerston North on Saturday.
May 12, 2010Azlan Shah: India lose to Malaysia
A lacklustre India suffered a disappointing 2-5 loss against Malaysia in a round-robin match to slump to their first defeat in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh on Wednesday.
May 10, 2010Azlan Shah: India shock world champions Australia
India dazzled with a near-perfect performance to stun world champions Australia 4-3 in a pulsating round-robin match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh on Monday.
May 09, 2010Azlan Shah hockey: India beat South Korea 3-2
Defending champions India quelled a late Korean surge to eke out a narrow 3-2 victory and stretch their unbeaten run in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Sunday.
May 07, 2010Azlan Shah hockey: India trounce Pakistan
Defending champions India produced an inspiring display and scored thrice in the second half to beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday.
May 06, 2010Azlan hockey: Late goal helps India hold China
Ravi Pal Singh's last-minute equaliser saved India's the blushes, as the defending champions eked out a 1-1 draw with China in their first match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday.
May 05, 2010Dilip Tirkey seeks solace in coaching
Shattered after persistent ankle injuries dropped curtains on his career, former captain Dilip Tirkey is contemplating coaching, as he believes he still has a lot to offer to Indian hockey.
Experienced India set to defend Azlan Shah title
With almost all the teams bringing in new-look squads, India will target their fifth Sultan Azlan Shah trophy. However, success won't come easy as the defending champions will have to overcome some stiff resistance from world champions Australia and Asian champions South Korea along the way.
May 04, 2010Women's hockey WC: India lands in tough pool
A stern test awaits India in the women's hockey World Cup, to be held later this year, as they have been clubbed alongside Olympic and defending champions the Netherlands, Germany and Australia among others in Pool A.
May 03, 2010Houghton quits, AIFF denies
National coach Bob Houghton has quit following a tiff with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) over the extension of his contract, according to sources.
Pak seek to avenge WC defeat against Ind
Newly appointed Pakistan hockey coach Khwaja Junaid said that Pakistan are seeking revenge for the humiliating loss to India in the World Cup, when the arch-rivals clash in the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament on May 7.
Injury-plagued Dilip Tirkey quits hockey
Olympian and experienced Indian defender Dilip Tirkey on Sunday announced his retirement from international hockey.
February - April 2010